by Shannon Cay
HARRISON, Ark. – The Harrison Public Works Department is urging people to get their tap water tested for lead, after finding high levels in some older homes.
According to the city, these elevated levels were probably caused by aging plumbing infrastructure in some older buildings.
The public works department says in the meantime, people can avoid some of the exposure by only using cold water through the tap and flushing out the plumbing system by running the water for 30 seconds before use.
City officials say it is important to get your water tested by a reliable source soon because you can not see, taste or smell lead in the water.