Seven water and wastewater projects have received funding from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission. In total, the commission approved $4,626,938 in loans.
The largest loan went to the East End Improvement District No. 1 in Saline County, which received a $2,650,000 loan for the construction of a water storage tank, installation of 12” water lines, and rehabilitation of the existing water storage tanks. The loan was drawn from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund, and the project is expected to impact 2,297 individuals.
The Fordyce Rural Water Association in Dallas County received a $313,643 loan from the Water Sewer & Solid Waste Fund to replace obsolete residential meters with an Automatic Meter Reading system.
Three other entities received funding from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund. The Highway 4 & 24 Water Association received a $339,418 loan to remove a standpipe, rehabilitate water tanks and construct a new water line, while the town of Menifee received a $657,832 loan to update its wastewater collection system. The city of Dumas also received a $376,995 from the Arkansas Drinking Water to connect the community of Pickens to its water system.
Two cities also received funding from the Natural Resources Commission. The cities of Caraway and Mount Ida received additional funding from the commission in the amount of $263,300 and $25,750, respectively.