The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved $26,463,899 for four water and wastewater projects throughout the state on Jan. 19.
White River Regional Irrigation District, located between Lonoke and Brinkley in Prairie County, received a $26,084,076 loan from the Arkansas Water, Waste Disposal and Pollution Abatement Facilities General Obligation Bond Fund to complete segment 1 of the primary canal system that will serve approximately 40,0000 acres.
Tucker Lake Levee and Drainage District, located in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, received a $106,783 loan from the Water Development Fund to replace two hydraulic flood gates. The flood gates will protect more than 4,000 acres of property to include commercial, residential, agricultural and manufacturing businesses.
Jennette, a small community west of Memphis in Crittenden County, received a $103,000 loan and a $100,000 grant from the Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Fund to make improvements to the wastewater system pump station. The project currently serves 46 customers.
Louann, a small community south of Camden and north of El Dorado in Ouachita County, received $70,040 in additional funding from the Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Fund for construction cost increases associated with an existing water well replacement project. The project currently serves 82 customers.