The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved $59,633,800 for water and wastewater projects serving more than 11,125 customers in four Arkansas counties on March 17, 2021 as follows:
The city of Greenland in Washington County was approved for two loans from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund. One loan totaled $2,192,866 and the second loan was approved for $1,617,434 with principal forgiveness. These funds will be used to replace and expand one lift station and replace a force main. The number of customers served by this project will be 482.
The Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority (NACA) in Benton County received a $55,000,000 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to make improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. This project will serve Bentonville, Tontitown, Elm Springs, and Bethel Heights. The number of customers served by this project is 8,543.
The city of Shannon Hills in Saline County received a $823,500 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to make wastewater treatment plant improvements. The project will serve 1,700 customers.
The city of Tyronza in Poinsett County received approval to apply unexpended funds from a previously approved tank repair project to the installation of electronic water meters. The new electronic meters will provide increased efficiency and accuracy. The customer base for the project is 400.