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Release of Partially Treated Wastewater from Sugarloaf treatment plant into Bull Shoals Lake
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing a notification of the release of partially treated wastewater from the Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plant into Bull Shoals Lake beginning on the night of April 26, 2023.
The Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plant is located southeast of Diamond City, Arkansas near Bull Shoals Lake. There was a fire at the wastewater treatment plant, which resulted in damage to the treatment plant. Partially treated wastewater has been and is being discharged into the East Sugarloaf Creek area of Bull Shoals Lake.
Repair work on the wastewater treatment plant is in progress.
ADH recommends avoiding primary body contact with the water in the area of Lake Bull Shoals beginning at Nelson Cove on the East Sugarloaf Creek arm of the Lake and continuing downstream along East Sugarloaf Creek to the main channel of Bull Shoals Lake. This issue does not affect a drinking water source.