Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) Tours Lake Maumelle Watershed

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after touring a portion of the Lake Maumelle watershed in Perryville with Central Arkansas Water Engineering Technician Eric Fleming and Director of Customer Relations & Public Affairs John Tynan:

“Since the Mayflower oil spill earlier this year, I’ve visited the area numerous times, stayed in constant contact with residents and local officials at Unified Command and called on ExxonMobil to relocate the Pegasus Pipeline away from the Lake Maumelle watershed.  Today I observed several areas where the pipeline is exposed and potentially vulnerable to rocks and debris being pushed by fast-moving streams.  It confirmed my belief that there is much work to be done to secure the pipeline – which ultimately needs to be moved – and I will continue to work closely with Central Arkansas Water to ensure the drinking water for more than 400,000 Arkansans remains safe.”

The Pegasus Pipeline runs through more than 13 miles of the Lake Maumelle watershed and also crosses some of the lake’s tributaries.

Rep. Griffin’s visit to the watershed is the first stop on his “Second District 24/7 Tour,” a series of 24 visits in 7 days to the following communities, businesses and organizations:

Monday, November 4

Lake Maumelle Watershed

Ben E. Keith Food Distribution Facility, North Little Rock

Southwest Power Pool, Little Rock

UAMS 12th Street Wellness Center, Little Rock

Cub Scout Pack 57, Little Rock


Tuesday, November 5:

Conway Lions Club Luncheon, Conway

Delta Plastics Plant, Little Rock

Lamar Porter Complex Benefit, Little Rock


Wednesday, November 6:

Splash SuperPools Unlimited, North Little Rock

Home Depot, North Little Rock

Veterans Advisory Committee meeting, North Little Rock

Walgreens, Little Rock

Skippy Peanut Butter Plant, Little Rock

UAMS Radiology Department, Little Rock


Thursday, November 7:

US Compounding Pharmacy, Conway

UCA government class, Conway

UCA Veterans Day Celebration, Conway

Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas, Conway

Celebrating Southern Bancorp’s New Leadership, Little Rock


Saturday, November 9:

Dedication of the Young-Wise Memorial Stadium and Plaza, Conway


Sunday, November 10:

Life Line Baptist Church Annual Veterans Day Celebration, Little Rock


Monday, November 11:

Veterans Day Ceremony, Hot Springs Village Veterans Memorial

M. M. Eberts American Legion Post #1, Little Rock

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum Tolling of the Boats, North Little Rock