LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved $7,405,713 for water and wastewater projects serving more than 3,799 people in five Arkansas communities on July 15, 2020. The projects are as follows:
− The City of Jasper in Newton County received a $440,000 loan and a $1,351,750 loan with principal forgiveness from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund for improvements to the wastewater treatment facility. The number of customers served by this project is 246.
− The Parkers Chapel Public Water Authority in Union County received a $1,498,736 loan from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace a water well and construct a water line extension. This project will serve 971 customers.
− The City of Warren in Bradley County received a $3,268,361 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund for wastewater improvements. This project will serve 2,352 customers.
− The Washington County Soil & Water Conservation District received a $15,450 loan from the Water Development Fund to repair a sinkhole in Kinion Lake Dam.
− The City of Fifty-Six received an $831,416 loan from the Water Development Fund for the installation of 4.5 miles of waterline. The customer base for this project is 230.
During Fiscal Year 2020, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Department) dispersed a total of $94,481,313 in federal and state funding for water and wastewater projects in Arkansas. With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department dispersed $78,568,892 through the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund. A total of $15,912,421 in state funding was provided through the Water Development Fund, Water Sewer and Solid Waste Fund, and the Consolidated General Obligation Bond program.
More information about the Natural Resource Division’s water and wastewater programs can be found at https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/natural-resources/divisions/water-development/ or by contacting Debby Dickson at email@example.com or 501-682-0548.
Learn more about the Arkansas Department of Agriculture at https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/.