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:

• Avoca

• Bella Vista

• Centerton

• Decatur

• Garfield

• Gateway

• Gentry

• Gravette

• Highfill

• Hiwassee

• Lincoln

• 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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