Water additive bill filed in legislature

Lovely County Citizen, Feb. 2, 2011

LITTLE ROCK — House Bill 1205, subtitled the “Arkansas Water Additive Accountability Act,” will have the support of the Carroll-Boone Water District (CBWD) water operators, Office Manager Jim Allison said Monday.

The purpose of the bill, filed Jan. 24 by Rep. Loy Mauch of Bismarck, is “to establish criteria for substances added to public drinking water for purposes unrelated to potability; and for other purposes.”

The bill, if signed into law, will require public water operators to obtain proof of effectiveness, safety, purity and lack of adverse health effects from the supplier of any substance to be added to the water in order to prevent or treat disease.

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