LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved funding for water and wastewater projects in eight Arkansas communities on January 16, 2020 as follows:

The City of Bono in Craighead County received a $447,549 loan from the Arkansas Water Sewer Solid Waste Fund to extend the wastewater collection system to serve 17 new customers.

Central Arkansas Water in Pulaski County received a $6.05 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund for consolidation of the Paron-Owensville Water Association with Central Arkansas Water. This project will serve 940 customers.

 The City of Huntsville in Madison County received a $309,000 loan from the Arkansas Water Development Fund to build a new water storage tank to serve 1,202 customers.

The Jefferson Samples Dexter Water Users Association in Jefferson County received a loan of $700,300 from the Water, Waste Disposal and Pollution Abatement Facilities General Obligation Bond Fund to construct a new well. The number of customers served by the project is 1,100.

The City of Palestine in St. Francis County received a $351,333 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace 701 faulty meters. The project will serve 699 customers.

The City of Siloam Springs in Benton County received a $30.1 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to make improvements to the existing water treatment facility. Customers served by the project total 7,492.

The Tri County Regional Water Distribution District, Pope, Logan, and Yell Counties, received a $800,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to install a third water treatment module at the Hector Water Treatment Plant. This project will serve 8,293 customers.

The City of Cave Springs in Benton County received a $4.2 million loan from the Arkansas Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund to connect to the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority for sewer treatment. Customers served by the project total 1,887.

More information about the Natural Resource Division’s water and wastewater programs can be found at https://www.anrc.arkansas.gov/divisions/water-resources-development/ or by contacting Kaetlynn Melton at kaetlynn.melton@arkansas.gov or 501-682-0547.

Learn more about the Arkansas Department of Agriculture at https://www.aad.arkansas.gov/

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