Hate that dirty water UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hate that dirty water UPDATE

Posted By on Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:54 PM

It's not your imagination. A lot of the water in Little Rock looks dirty. Central Arkansas Water operators say this is manganese, somehow stirred up in the lines by the heavy rains. ???

 It's a "natural element," we're assured, safe to drink, cook and bathe in. Oh, but don't wash any light colored clothing in this stuff. It might stain. I'm still searching for a somewhat more technical explanation of what shook this stuff loose.

UPDATE: A CAW news release says that the problem is an increased level of manganese in the upper levels of the Lake Maumelle water supply. The element is normally at the lake's bottom, but heavy rain, high wind and cooler temperatures suspended more of the stuff in the upper levels of the water. It's always present in water, but generally at invisible levels. The water utility says the problem should clear up in 24 to 36 hours.


Favorite

Comments (11)

Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation