Tuckerman water looks like Flint, Mich. water

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TUCKERMAN, Ark. – A woman’s Facebook post about her murky tap water in Tuckerman has gone viral, with several thousand shares.

Dena Sue Williams posted the photo that appeared to be a glass of southern Arkansas sweet tea. The caption is what seemed to blow the minds of readers. 

“This is our water in Tuckerman Ar today, been like this for awhile and nothing is being done about it,” she wrote.

Locals know it as a different type of tea, unaffectionately called “Tuckerman tea.”

The post came across the newsfeed of many former residents, including Kelley Erway. She wrote people have gone to the hospital with “internal burns from drinking some of the water there.”

“I’m so glad I don’t live in Tuckerman anymore,” Erway wrote. “This has been going on for YEARS and we need to do something about it. It’s summer time and nobody can make ice, pour a glass of water, or enjoy a bath or shower to clean the sweat and dirt of the day away with this water. Can’t cook with it, can’t clean with it.”

KAIT reported a “clarifier motor” locked up at a plant, Sunday, causing the incident. An unnamed city source also said the water should be safe.

Amber Odom posted a photo that appeared in her Facebook newsfeed, showing a startling sight coming from the bathtub.


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