State Approves $54M for Water and Wastewater Projects


State Approves $54M for Water and Wastewater Projects

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture on Friday announced that its Natural Resources Commission had approved $54.4 million for 11 water and wastewater projects across the state.

The projects serve more than 49,000 Arkansans in total. They are:

  • Rogers received a $31.2 million loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to construct a sludge drying facility capable of producing a Class A biosolids product. The current customer base for the project is 25,068.
  • The Southwest White County Public Water Authority received a $14.4 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to make water system improvements to nine key areas. The customer base for the project is 4,518.
  • Monticello received a $2.1 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace and relocate the existing water mains. The water customer base for the project is 4,044.
  • Prairie Grove received a $2.1 million loan from the Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Fund to expand the wastewater treatment facility. The current customer base for the project is 3,202.
  • Piggott received a $456,994 loan from the Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Fund for wastewater treatment facility improvements. The customer base is 1,821.
  • Danville received a $360,500 loan from the Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Fund to install ultraviolet disinfection equipment to meet Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality requirements. The current customer base for the project is 786.
  • Menifee received a $294,863 loan from the Water Development Fund for water line replacement. The customer base for the project is 200.

The following projects received emergency funding:

  • Eudora received a $100,000 loan from the Water Development Fund to make emergency repairs to the well pumping station, replace the filter valve actuators, air dryer, and filter valve actuator solenoids. The current customer base for the project is 925.
  • Sidney received a $100,000 loan from the Water Development Fund to make emergency repairs to the water system and pump station. The current customer base for the project is 149.

The following projects received additional funding:

  • The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority in Benton County received $2.5 million in additional funding to their previously approved $82.5 million loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for wastewater treatment plant improvements due to higher bids than anticipated. The customer base for the project totals 8,543.
  • The Greenland Wastewater System in Washington County received $735,700 in additional funding to their previously approved $2.2 million loan and $1.6 million loan with principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace and expand a lift station and replace a force main. The customer base for the project is 482.