Ark. water supplier seeks plan for moving pipeline


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas water supplier wants ExxonMobil to provide it with a plan to move an oil pipeline away from an area that drains into the main source of drinking water for Little Rock and several other communities.

Central Arkansas Water's Board of Commissioners met Thursday, nearly two weeks after ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline ruptured and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in nearby Mayflower.

ExxonMobil says the spill didn't affect Mayflower's drinking water supply, which is managed by a different supplier.

But that hasn't ended concerns about drinking water in the region. Central Arkansas Water's board approved a resolution that formally requests a report from ExxonMobil on relocating the Pegasus pipeline.

ExxonMobil was asked to attend Thursday's meeting, but no one from the company showed up.

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