Natural Resources Commission approves $54.4 million in loans for statewide water projects

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission has approved loans of $54.432 million for 11 water supply and wastewater treatment projects. Approximately 49,000 state residents will be affected by these projects.

The town of Danville in Yell County received a $360,500 loan from the Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Fund to install ultraviolet disinfection equipment that meets Department of Quality requirements. of the Arkansas environment. The Town of Menifee in Conway County received a $294,863 loan from the Water Development Fund for water main replacement.

The town of Monticello, Drew County received a $2.136 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace and relocate existing water lines. The Town of Piggott in Clay County received a loan of $456,994 from the Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Fund to upgrade wastewater treatment facilities.

Prairie Grove in Washington County received a $2 million loan from the Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Fund to expand the wastewater treatment facility. Rogers Water Utilities in Benton County received a $31.246 million loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to build a sludge drying facility capable of producing a Class A biosolid product.

The Southwest White County Public Water Authority received a $14.441 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to make water system improvements in nine key areas.

Emergency funding was provided to the following entities:

Eudora in Chicot County received a $100,000 Water Development Fund loan to perform emergency repairs to the well pump station, replace filter valve actuators, dryer filter valve actuator solenoids. The Town of Sidney, Sharp County, received a $100,000 loan from the Water Development Fund to carry out emergency repairs to the water supply system and pumping station.

The following projects received additional funding:

The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority in Benton County has received $2.5 million in additional funding from its $82.5 million loan previously approved by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the improvement of sewage treatment plant due to higher than expected bids.

Greenland Wastewater System in Washington County received $735,700 in additional funding over its previously approved $2.92 million loan and $1.617 million loan with forgiveness from the principal of the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace and expand a lift station and replace a water main.

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