Alert: Water Additive Accountability Bill
February 11, 2013
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Water operators, water districts and other entities that hold the responsibility of stewardship of our precious drinking water resources have asked that you help enact this protective legislation.
Arkansas rules and regulations already establish protective standards for the chemicals that are added to the water to improve potability. However, manufacturers of these additives that are intended to treat humans, rather than the water, have largely ignored requests for more detailed information so that a water district is frequently persuaded to make a selection of a product based on the pressure to proceed with the public policy of adding a substance to treat humans without establishing full accountability, full disclosure of content, extent of contamination and full compliance with all laws and regulations.
Senator Bryan King has submitted Senate Bill 255. The Water Additive Accountability Bill,which clarifies that copies of documents already required for manufacturers to merit certification of their product are disclosed and made fully available to the water district and consumers, along with a manufacturer’s declaration that they are accountable for their product fulfilling the safety and effectiveness claims made for the public policy.
The legislation that responsible water suppliers have proposed is intended to move past endorsements of the public policy and clarify law to assure accountability for the persuasive claims of adding a substance to our public drinking water; full disclosure of an additive’s contents and contaminants so there are no surprises; compliance with details of all rules, regulations, and laws intended to protect the consumer; and to assure conformance with already-established industry standards.
Secure Arkansas supports this bill with no reservations and asks that you help with getting this great piece of legislation passed.
Please write, call or fax your legislators and tell them that you support Senate Bill 255
, the bill that assures that the water district and all consumers have accountability and full disclosure for the products you drink and bathe or shower in every day.
Secure Arkansas has made your communication with the Senators on the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee easy, but it does take your action now. Let the facts declare themselves.
Secure Arkansas asks that you write, call or fax your support for Senate Bill 255, and tell your legislators:
“I support and ask that you co-sponsor
Senator King’s SB 255 that assures that
our water districts and all consumers
have accountability and full disclosure
for the products we drink, bathe or
shower in every day.”
Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee contact information and emails are shown below.Just copy and paste the following emails into your address line or cc: or bcc: line and send to all of them in one email. Phone numbers and other contact information for these legislators are included below the emails.
SENATE PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE, 2013
Cecile Bledsoe, Chair, and Paul Bookout, Vice Chair
(R) Senator Cecile Bledsoe, Dist. 3
709 Sky Mountain Dr., Rogers, 72757
(D) Senator Paul Bookout, Dist. 21
3806 Pebble Beach Drive, Jonesboro, 72404
(D) Senator Linda Chesterfield, Dist. 30
12 Keo Drive, Little Rock, 72206
(D) Senator Stephanie Flowers, Dist. 25
104 Main St., Suite C, Pine Bluff, 71601
(D) Senator David Burnett, Dist. 22
306 Hale, Osceola, 72730
(R) Missy Irvin, Dist. 18
(R) Jonathan Dismang, Dist. 28
P. O. Box 475, Beebe, 72012
(R) Senator Ronald Caldwell, Dist. 23
Securing the blessings of liberty,
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