Tagged: Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

Phillips County Looks to Sun for Future

Phillips County Looks to Sun for Future

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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 >

With Two Hoops Cleared, ESP Plant Closer to Reality

With Two Hoops Cleared, ESP Plant Closer to Reality

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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 >

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

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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 >

Pulaski, Washington Counties Plan Solar Savings for Taxpayers

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 >

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

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

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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 >