Green Forest water customers were able to return to normal on Sunday after a precautionary boil order was lifted due to two breaks on water transmission lines for the Carroll-Boone Water District.
The boil order began around 9 a.m. on Friday and for the next two days residents were advised that water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes should be boiled briskly for one minute prior to use.
The order affected not just residents but area businesses. Restaurants in the city were forced to serve bottled water and soda fountains at area gas stations were also off limits to customers.
Green Forest Public Works Director Buddy Fry said one of the two breaks in the water lines had been fixed but Carroll-Boone was still working on fixing the second break on Monday.
"Right now everything looks good, but this could change because we are still fixing one of the breaks," Fry said.
Fry sent water samples to be inspected for contamination on Friday and Saturday and both samples were clean of contamination.
Fry said the leaks in the system were most likely due to the age of the transmission lines.
Residents in Alpena and Harrison were under similar boil orders this past weekend.