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Jefferson County officials visited El Dorado in October to hear what our Editorial community had done to help recharge the same aquifer. The Union County Water Conservation Board’s work has become a model for how other cities can address their critical groundwater area designations.

In 2002, Union County voters approved a measure that enacted a 1 percent sales tax to fund a system to get water from the Ouachita River to supply three of El Dorado’s major industries – El Dorado Chemical Co., Lion Oil Co., and Great Lakes Chemical Corp.

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