Four Arkansas municipalities have received funding approval for water and wastewater projects. In total, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission has disbursed more than $59 million for the four projects.
The commission approved loans totaling $59,633,800 on March 17 for the projects.
The largest loan, accounting for more than 90 percent of the commission’s total loan amount, was for the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority in Benton County, which received a $55 million loan. This loan, drawn from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, is intended for the organization to make improvements to a local wastewater treatment plant serving Bentonville, Tontitown, Elm Springs and Bethel Heights. Approximately 8,534 individuals are expected to be impacted by this project.
Greenland in Washington County received two loans from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund totaling $3,810,300. One loan was for $2,192,866, while the second was for $1,617,434. This funding will be utilized to replace and expand a lift station and replace a force main, impacting 482 individuals.
Shannon Hills in Saline County received a $823,500 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund. These funds will be used to make wastewater treatment plant improvements, and the project will impact 1,700 individuals.
Tyronza did not receive a new loan but will utilizing unexpended funds from a previously approved project to install electronic water meters.