Benton-Washington Regional Public Water Authority Gets Violation Notice
Reading Showed Too Much Disinfectant, But Officials Say Reading Is Likely 'False'
Posted: April 2, 2014 at 5 a.m.
A February test revealed a disinfecting agent used at the Benton-Washington Regional Public Water Authority exceeded the federal limit meant to protect children and unborn babies, state and federal environmental officials said.
At A Glance
Is It Safe?
Based on a theoretical calculated exposure dose for a sensitive population, such as pregnant women and children, the chlorine dioxide level reported of 1.43 milligrams per liter at the Benton-Washington Regional Public Water Authority would be below the no adverse effect level for an acute oral exposure.
Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Environmental Epidemiology Branch
At A Glance
Who Gets the Water?
Benton-Washington Regional Public Water Authority supplies water for:
• Bella Vista
• Little Flock
• Lost Bridge Village
• Pea Ridge
• Prairie Grove
• Washington County Water Authority (located in Farmington and serves outlying communities)
Source: Staff Report
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