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October 15th, 2013

UPDATE FROM BENTON UTILITIES: Low pressure the result of broken water main

October 15, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have just arrived on scene of a busted water main again at the intersection of Hicks/Alcoa Road. They are headed to get the necessary supplies and equipment to make the repair. They will proceed with digging it up and making the necessary repairs. Folks in this area will probably experience anywhere from very low to no water pressure for several hours.

NOTICE FROM BENTON UTILITIES: Low water pressure. Crews dispatched to the location

October 15, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
General information - Crews have been dispatched to the area of Alcoa Road, Hicks Road and the Timbermist subdivision for reports of very low water pressure. No other information is available at this time. Updates will be passed along as they are given.

Temporary Water Service Disruption in Benton on Wed.

October 15, 2013

Temporary water disruption in Benton Wednesday

Benton Utilities has announced a temporary water service interruption for Wednesday, beginning at 7 a.m.
A 6-inch water main will be repaired on North Olive Street near Kenwood. Customers affected by the interruption are located on North Olive, Kenwood, McCurdy, Forest Lane, Holly Heights, Valley View and possibly a few residences on streets adjacent to this intersection.
It is unknown how long service will be interrupted, but estimates range from two to four hours.
Contact Benton Utilities at 501-776-5930 for information.

October 11th

Bomb Threat Lands Hot Springs Man Behind Bars

October 11, 2013

A call that came into Hot Springs Police Department’s 911 dispatch center landed 54 year old Jeffrey Jay Spahn of Mailey Lane in Hot Springs in jail. Spahn was arrested by US Park Rangers on October 10th after a federal judge signed an arrest warrant charging him with Title 18 USC 844(e) making a threat of false information to the Government.

October 10th

UPDATE: Boil Order in Benton lifted

October 10, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
The Boil Order has been lifted in the area of Alcoa Road.

Tragic end on I-30 for Cory Waters

October 10, 2013

Cory Waters loved pigeons. As a child in Los Angeles, he learned to train them and sell them as a way to make money.
Waters, 36, was finding life difficult during the last 12 months and decided to try his hand, once again, at raising and training the birds of his happier days.
Waters and his son, Cory Jr., 17, recently found pigeons for sale in Texas and set out to purchase 18. After securing their order, the father and son packed the birds into their vehicle and headed back to Arkansas with hope for a brighter future.

UPDATE: Boil Order still in effect

October 10, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
The Boil Order is still in effect for the following areas: All customers on the south side of Alcoa Road from the intersection of Chris Drive to the intersection with N. Shady Lane; the customers on Hicks Road; the residents of Timbermist, Spring Creek, St. Andrews Woods and Valley Crest Subdivisions.
We are hoping to hear from the AR Dept. of Health later today that the samples are good and it can be lifted. However, it remains in effect until we hear from them.

October 9th

UPDATE: Water service restored

October 9, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Water in the Congo/Shenandoah area should be restored to normal. No boil order was required.

NOTICE: Water main broken by contractor, Congo/Shenandoah Road area

October 9, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have responded to the area of Congo/Shenandoah Road for a water main and service busted by a contractor. Customers in this area will see reduced water pressure for approximately two hours if things go well.

October 8th

NOTICE: Water main breakage at Hicks and Alcoa Road in Benton

October 8, 2013

MESSAGE FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have just arrived on scene of a busted water main at the intersection of Hicks/Alcoa. Our crews have just called in an emergency locate for other facilities in the area to be marked. They are headed to get the necessary supplies and equipment to make the repair and as soon as all underground lines are marked, they will proceed with digging it up and making the necessary repairs. Folks in this area will probably experience anywhere from very low to no water pressure for the next 4 to 8 hours.

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