LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved $12,802,763 for water and wastewater projects serving 71,593 customers in six Arkansas communities on May 20, 2020 as follows: 

  • The City of Austin in Lonoke County received a $3,078,031 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund for wastewater treatment plant improvements. The number of customers served by this project will be 1,285. 
  • The Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority in Pulaski County received a $7,500,000 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to repair damaged infrastructure. This project will serve 69,410 customers.

  • The City of Mitchellville in Desha County received a $97,830 loan and $293,490 in principal forgiveness from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to rehabilitate the water storage tank and replace existing city water meters with radio-read smart water meters. These smart meters save the city money by using radio signals to read customer’s meters. This project will serve 180 customers.
  • The City of Ravenden Springs in Randolph County received a $7,298 grant from the Water Development Fund for the purchase of software and a handheld meter-reading device. This project will serve 63 customers.
  • The City of Taylor in Lafayette County received a $1,633,114 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace the existing wastewater collection system. The customer base for this project is 255.
  • The City of Tyronza in Poinsett County received a $193,000 loan from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to repair and paint a water tank.   The project will serve 400 customers. 

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 Debby Dickson at debra.dickson@arkansas.gov or 501-682-0548.

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

 

The Department is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.

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