Central Arkansas Water and the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service schedule news conference to assist consumers with extreme heat and high water demand


For Immediate Release:  August 2, 2011

For more information, contact:
Samantha J. Williams, Communications Assistant
(501) 377.1307 or (501) 377.1229

LITTLE ROCK — Heat index values are soaring due to combinations of triple-digit temperatures and high humidity.  Consecutive days of dry, hot weather are contributing to increased water production and high demand on the utility’s infrastructure.  Consumers and lawns alike may appreciate anything that can offer some relief!

Central Arkansas Water (CAW) and the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up for a news conference at 10 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2011, to heighten consumer awareness on ways to save money and use water wisely during this peak time of the summer.

“Every little bit can help under the extreme weather conditions we are facing this season,” states Graham W. Rich, P.E., CAW’s Chief Executive Officer.   “This is an excellent time for the utility to extend our commitment of service to our customers as we collectively strive to ‘beat the heat’. We would like to offer tips and strategies that can add up to decreased water usage, dollar savings, and healthy landscapes.” 

Please join us at the utility’s main office, 221 East Capitol Avenue, in Little Rock as CAW and the County Extension Service demonstrate ways consumers can implement a plan to lower consumption, promote healthy landscapes, and successfully cope with the high temperatures.