Best Tasting Water in Arkansas 2022!!!
The Arkansas Rural Water Association (ARWA) annual conference was held at the Hot Springs Convention Center on September 11-14, 2022. Our City Corporation Ambassadors, Larry & Judy Collins, collected and delivered our water for the Best Tasting Water in Arkansas competition. The water was kept cold, and then judged on quality, industry standards, and taste. City Corporation was voted the Best Tasting Water in Arkansas 2022! This is a two year running sweep for us and a total of five wins since entering this competition in our state! The next step is our water will be entered into the National Best Tasting Water competition which will be at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in February 2023. The ARWA CEO Dennis Sternberg says, “Because of the quality of this water, Arkansas has a good chance at the national taste test in Washington, D.C.” City Corporation serves water to not just Russellville residents but to our local region through our partnership with Tri County. Steve Mallett, CEO City Corporation says “We are once again very excited to have been selected as the state’s best tasting drinking water at the Arkansas Rural Water Association annual conference. We value our long-standing partnership with Tri-County water which allows us to qualify for this contest through our wholesale customer agreement. We also appreciate the continued support of our customers and the mayor and city council that allow us to serve our great community at an award-winning level!” John Choate, CEO Tri County: “Tri County Regional Water would like to congratulate City Corporation on their achievement of producing the best water in the state of Arkansas. Having the best water in the state to distribute to Tri County customers is a major win for our entire community in the city and county.”
City Corporation Inspections: This is a notice to residents in the Basin 24 area of Central Russellville. City Corporation is conducting a smoke testing survey to assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system. The smoke is a non-toxic, non-staining, odorless smoke, white in color, and creates no fire hazard. The inspection will be ongoing for 1-2 weeks as part of our continued maintenance to serve our community. The smoke should not enter your home unless there is defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. City Corporation will notify the property owner if any defects are identified on the property. If smoke is detected inside the home, please take note of the location and contact a licensed plumber. For any questions or concerns please contact us at 479-968-2105.
City Corporation Inspections: This is a notice to residents in the Basin 26 area of Skyline Mountain. City Corporation is conducting a smoke testing survey to assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system. The smoke is a non-toxic, non-staining, odorless smoke, white in color, and creates no fire hazard. The inspection will be ongoing for 1-2 weeks as part of our continued maintenance to serve our community. The smoke should not enter your home unless there is defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. City Corporation will notify the property owner if any defects are identified on the property. If smoke is detected inside the home, please take note of the location and contact a licensed plumber. For any questions or concerns please contact us at 479-968-2105.
Completed—Repairs are being made to the area on South Boulder Avenue between West Main Street and West 2nd Street to South Commerce Ave. Customers in this area may experience low water pressure during the repair. Thank you for your patience!
Congratulations to Randy Cossey for being one of our three Employee of the Year award recipients! Randy is a Construction Supervisor at the Construction Department and helps to keep our construction crews on track and facilitate repairs. Randy is well respected and leads by example. We are very proud and appreciative to have Randy as part of our City Corporation team! We wish him the very best this year, thank you Randy!
Congratulations to Brenda Austin for being one of our three Employee of the Year award recipients! Brenda is our Senior Accountant at the Main Office and helps to keep us on track. Brenda has a heart of gold and is a hard worker. We are very proud and appreciative to have Brenda as part of our City Corporation team! We wish her the very best this year, thank you Brenda!
Congratulations to Megan Hatcher for being one of our three Employee of the Year award recipients! Megan is a Lab Analyst at the Water Treatment Plant ensuring that our drinking water is clean and safe. Megan is very kind hearted and great at her job! We are very proud and appreciative to have Megan as part of our City Corporation team! We wish her the very best this year, thank you Megan!
A big shout out to all our employees who took their time to work on and participate on our float for the Russellville Christmas Parade! The float was themed the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and was awarded the Grand Prize!
Boil Water Notice LIFTED: At 8:00 P.M. the Arkansas Department of Health released all areas affected by the November 27, 2021 “Boil Water Order” issued in the City Corporation service area.
The area of 4th Street to 7th Street between South Boston Avenue and South Erie Avenue was issued a “Boil Water Order” as a precautionary measure from the Arkansas Department of Health which is served by City Corporation in Russellville, located in Pope County, Arkansas.
This “Boil Water Order” was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may have entered the distribution system as the result of temporary loss of water pressure due to a water main leak.
Bacteriological samples taken on Saturday, November 27, 2021 and were found safe for human consumption and the “Boil Water Order” is hereby lifted.
City Corporation would like to announce that we are launching a new mass notification system called RAVE Alert to keep our customers informed of any construction that might disrupt their service as well as any boil water orders in effect. For more information about this system or to add your name to the call list please go to https://www.citycorporation.com/rave-alert-system/ for more information on how to join.
UPDATE: Construction is complete and all customers should have a full return of services!—NOTICE: Monday, November 22, 2021, City Corporation Construction Department and Blackstone Construction will be performing the shutdown and abandonment of an old cast iron water main. City Corporation customers between West 4th Place and West 8th Street and South Glenwood Avenue & South Independence Avenue may be temporarily out of water service between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. First State Bank and the 500 Building on South El Paso Avenue will also be included in this construction. We are taking all necessary measures to avoid a precautionary boil order. If required, residents will be notified via door hanger or automated message if a boil water order is issued.
City Corporation donated approximately 1000 reusable water bottles to the Russellville School District this morning. As part of the school’s COVID mitigation strategies, the school’s drinking water fountains are closed to students directly taking a drink from the fountain. Student’s are only allowed to refill a water bottle from the fountains. In order to help provide water for student’s that don’t have a reusable water bottle City Corporation decided to donate our race water bottles to serve this need in our community. These bottles are reusable, recyclable, and BPA-free!
We made the local news! City Corporation recently competed at the state level for best tasting water and we won! Now we get to take our water to the national competition in Washington D.C. in the spring. We are officially the Best Tasting Water in the State of Arkansas 2021! A huge shout out to our Water Treatment Plant team!