Water service back on in Arkansas towns

LAKE VIEW, Ark. — The water service has been turned back on in two Arkansas towns.

About 1,000 people in Phillips County have been without running water for the last seven days.

The Mayor of Lake View, Arkansas confirmed the water service would be back on Thursday night.

It could take 8 to 10 hours for the water to reach everyone in the towns due the fact that the pump lines are empty.

The water is under a boil order until further notice.

The mayor said this was a temporary fix, and a new water pump will arrive next week.

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An aging city water pump failed last Thursday, shutting off water for the 700 or so people who live in Lake View as well as hundreds more in unincorporated Oneida, according to Lake View Mayor Darrin Davis.