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State Approves $42M in Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

Helena-West Helena, where the water system has failed twice in less than a year, will receive more than $11 million in funding. read more >
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From Retail to Renewal: State Agencies Thrive in Main Street MallLock Icon

Last year, the Division of Higher Education and the Education Department’s Research & Technology team relocated to the Main Street Mall from leased quarters at 423 Main St. read more >
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Weathering the Storm: Assessing the Levee System Post-2019 FloodsLock Icon

Concern about the aging levees have waned since the floods, but experts say there's potential for a disaster if not maintained. read more >

Cities Receive $702M to Fund Water ProjectsLock Icon

Communities will use the money — most of which comes in the form of low-interest loans — for projects such as replacing meters and distribution lines for drinking water systems or water tanks. read more >
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Commission Approves $64.1M for Water, Wastewater Projects

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approves $64.1 million for water and wastewater projects in 12 Arkansas counties. read more >
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ANRC Awards $2.4M In Funding for Water, Wastewater Projects

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission has approved $2.4 million in funding for water and wastewater projects serving more than 2,700 people in seven Arkansas communities. read more >
Anne Laidlaw, director of the Arkansas Building Authority.
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Migration of State Agencies Generates Little Rock Office RipplesLock Icon

The reshuffling of state offices around Little Rock has set the stage for construction of two buildings and the possible sale of a third. read more >
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10 Communities Share $14M for Water, Wastewater Projects

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission awarded $14 million to 10 communities for water and wastewater projects serving more than 8,256 people. read more >
Arkansas Land Commissioner Tommy Land, in sunglasses, and Yell County Judge Mark Thone, in blue shirt, assess the damage along the Arkansas River near Dardanelle after the levee failed in the early morning  of May 31, flooding thousands of acres of farmland.
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Arkansas Panel Issues Recommendations on State’s Levees

An Arkansas panel formed after historic flooding last year released a report on Tuesday recommending increased oversight of the state's levees, consolidation of some levee districts and state grants to fund improvements. read more >
The Helena Bridge spans the Mississippi River, carrying travelers on U.S. 49 into Arkansas.
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Phillips County Looks to Sun for FutureLock Icon

More than $8.5 million of new and pending utility improvement projects are underway in and around Helena-West Helena. Pieces of the infrastructure puzzle are moving into place to enhance local economic prospects as well as industrial recruitment. read more >
Roger Williams, CEO of Energy Security Partners, says his company's plan to build a 
diesel plant such as the one shown above is moving ahead in Jefferson County.
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With Two Hoops Cleared, ESP Plant Closer to RealityLock Icon

Visions of a $3.5 billion plant to turn natural gas into liquid fuel have tantalized Jefferson County while doubters have touted the project as pie in the sky. With two of four crucial environmental permits in hand, that pie could be going into the oven soon. read more >
Water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle on May 31.
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Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old LeveesLock Icon

The historic spring flooding in Arkansas caused at least $100 million in damage. Now comes the re-evaluation of Arkansas’ long-neglected levee system, which will surely seek to address at least two big public policy questions: Who should be responsible for the levees? Who should pay for their maintenance? read more >
Adam Fogleman

Pulaski, Washington Counties Plan Solar Savings for Taxpayers

After four years of looking at options, Pulaski County has put solar power "squarely in the pipeline" with a bid proposal for building a multimillion-dollar sun farm on county property, a project expected to save taxpayers 25-35% on an electric bill that once ran $1.2 million a year. read more >
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National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is. read more >

Hot Springs Measuring Meters in Innovative Ways (Technology Advancements | Winner, 20,000+)

When the city of Hot Springs decided to retire its antiquated water meters, the goal was to get rid of equipment that was no longer efficient. City workers researched the alternatives and decided an automated metering infrastructure (AMI) was what was going to keep Spa City from getting all wet. While this primary objective was met in the initial process, Hot Springs discovered more benefits in the project than just keeping real-time tabs on customer water usage. read more >