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The Benton Utilities Wastewater Conveyance Department will be conducting smoke testing on July 5-7, 2023 in the area of on River St from Mary Kay Blvd. to Chisum (end of River St.). 

A smoke test uses non-toxic smoke and high-capacity blowers to blow smoke through the sanitary sewer lines.  If smoke is exiting the ground where there is no connection to the sewer lines, this indicates a place where rain or surface water could enter the sewer system commonly known as inflow and infiltration.

Water Crew is on-site where a contractor has broken a main on Old Congo Rd., customers in the area will notice reduced to no pressure while the necessary repairs are made. Current estimate for repairs 4-6 hours.

Customers in the area of Montclair may notice reduced to no pressure due to a crack in the water main. Crews are on-site to make repairs now. Current estimate 2 hours.

Public Service Announcement-CADC Announces 2023 Summer LIHEAP Utility Assistance Start Date Information

Benton Utilities Billing Service Dept. has had some issues with the printing of the bills this month and would like to notify customers that the correct amount due is in the box near the bottom of the bill.  (On the illustration, it is the “Total Due Now” highlighted in the box.)

The Benton Public Utilities Commission is currently accepting resumes from citizens interested in serving on the Public Utilities Commission. This commissioner will be appointed to fill a partial-term vacancy which will expire on December 31, 2024.
Friday, January 20, 2023 at 8 a.m., the Coakley Co. will be working to complete an upgrade project and will be tying in a new main near the intersection of River & Richards St. During this time, customers on River from S. Market St to Richards as well as Carter St. & Gunn St. will notice reduced to no water pressure for approx. 2-4 hours. The area affected includes First Baptist Church, however Ringgold Elementary should not be affected.


With freezing temperatures forecasted for our area starting Thursday and lasting throughout the weekend and possibly into next week there is a good chance that unprotected water pipes will freeze. When this happens, you may experience only the annoyance of interrupted water service until the water in the pipes thaw. Unfortunately, for a few, the water line may rupture and cause property damage and require plumbing repairs.

There are several preventive measures that can reduce your chances of having your water lines freeze.

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