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Beaver Water District Hosts Students

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 3:50 a.m.

Larry Lloyd, chief operations officer for the Beaver Water District, talks to Springdale Har-Ber High School students about the importance of chlorine treatment in drinking water Wednesday over a scale model of the drinking water treatment facility at Beaver Water District’s administrative office located at 301 N. Primrose Road in Lowell. Seventy Advanced Placement Environmental Science students from Har-Ber and Springdale High School visited the facility as an educational field trip to learn about what the Beaver Water District does and how it affects the surrounding environment.

Water is a precious resource, said Alan Fortenberry, addressing a group of high school students who visited the Beaver Water District’s headquarters Wednesday.

At A Glance

Beaver Water District

Beaver Water District was established in 1959. It supplies water to more than 300,000 people and industries in Northwest Arkansas. The district is run by an elected board of six.

The Water Education Center, at the district’s administration center, 301 N. Primrose Road, Lowell, features a large watershed map, a scaled plant model and other educational features, including interactive kiosks with lessons on the process of purifying water from Beaver Lake. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School groups may schedule a visit by contacting Amy Wilson at 479-756-3651.

Source: Staff Report

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