Press Release Monday afternoon from Liberty Utilities regarding low water pressure

Issued at 4:35 PM, Monday, February 22 – Liberty Utilities released the following statement today concerning the service disruption in Pine Bluff:

“We are deeply sorry that our customers continue to experience significantly reduced water pressure, and we recognize that this is a true hardship for the entire community,” said Mike Beatty, Liberty Vice President, Water and Gas Operations. “Our top priority is restoring full service to our customers as quickly as possible, which is why we have crews working around the clock to identify waterline breaks. We are also working to bring additional personnel in to aid in the effort. Fortunately, at this time, a water boil advisory is still not required.”

We urge everyone to please continue to conserve water, and please report any waterline leaks or breaks by calling 1-855-382-6511.

System Updates:

 Today, our crews worked on three additional water leaks/breaks. Two were reported by customers. One was identified by a Liberty crew. None were major.

  • Liberty continues canvassing the Pine Bluff community for additional breaks or leaks
  • Our effort to improve water pressures at Jefferson Regional Medical Center through a process called “segmentation” is showing some progress.
  • Additional Liberty crew members are on their way – 14 are coming from California, 4 from Arizona, and 12 from our electric utility.