PA-001-20 | Aug. 6, 2019
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Aug. 6, 2019
Contact: Maj. W. B. Phillips, II
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD BRINGS MORE TANKERS TO CARTHAGE
~ Additional resources are added to increase the amount of water for residents
WHO: The Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: will provide two Hippo’s (2,000 gallon capacity each) and a 5,000 gallon water tanker to provide a minimum of 28,000 gallons of water per day to residents
WHEN: beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
WHERE: the city of Carthage in Dallas County.
WHY: Over 100 residents in Dallas County are affected by the collapse of the city’s main water well. County officials requested additional resources to meet local demand for potable water. The Arkansas National Guard has increased their ability to provide water for residents to over 28,000 gallons per day by providing two 2,000 gallon Hippos and a 5,000 gallon water tanker. The Hippo is a mobile hard wall container system used to perform bulk and retail potable water distribution and storage. The Hippo consists of a 2,000-gal. (7,571 L) capacity water tank rack with pump, filling station, 70-ft (23.5 m) hose reel, and bulk suction and discharge hoses.
A factsheet on the Hippo is attached.
B-roll of the tankers in operation is located at:
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