wastewater projects

 

The city of Dumas will  receive more than $4.2 million in funding for wastewater projects in Mitchellville and Winchester, serving more than 2,500 people, according to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved a $2,440,172 loan and a $1,626,781 loan with principal forgiveness from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund for a project in Mitchellville. The loan will fund a new sanitary sewer connection of Mitchellville to Dumas.

The Commission also approved a $172,525 loan from the Water Sewer & Solid Waste Fund for a project in Winchester. The loan will fund the planning and design for installation of a new sanitary sewer linework connecting the community of Winchester to Dumas.

In addition to the funds for the two Desha County projects, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved loans for the following projects:

• The Town of Aubrey in Lee County received a $103,000 loan and a $103,000 grant from the Water Sewer & Solid Waste Fund to replace two sewer substations. The number of customers served by this project will be 74.

• The City of Fifty-Six in Stone County received a $396,552 loan from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and a $2,247,127 loan with principal forgiveness from the same fund. This project will fund the permanent installation of 4.5
miles of water main and serve 230 customers.

• The City of Louann in Ouachita County received a $87,669 loan from the Water Sewer & Solid Waste Fund to replace an existing water well. This project will serve 82 customers.

• The Village Water Association in Columbia County received a $281,528 loan and a $120,655 loan with principal forgiveness from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to make improvements to their existing water tank. The customer base for this project is 161.

• The Lawson-Urbana Public Water Authority in Union County received a $1,144,551 loan from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to construct a new water well. The project will serve 441 customers.

• The Lost Bridge Village Water & Sewer Improvements District No. 1 & 2 in Benton County received a $1,392,821 loan from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund and a $1,392,821 loan with principal forgiveness from the same fund. These loans will fund the installation of a new wastewater treatment plant. The project will serve 406 customers.

• The Illinois River Watershed Partnership in Benton, Crawford, and Washington Counties received a $281,885.25 grant from the Water Development Fund and a $1,000,000 loan with principal forgiveness from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund. These funds will be used for the Commission’s Septic Tank Remediation Program.

• The Ozark Water Watch in Benton, Washington, Madison, Carroll, Boone, Newton and Franklin Counties received a $1 million loan with principal forgiveness from the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund and a loan for $261,620 from the Water Development Fund. These funds will be used for the Commission’s Septic Tank Remediation Program.

• The City of Helena West-Helena in Philips County received a $77,250 loan from the Water Sewer & Solid Waste Fund to repair the failing exterior levee walls of the pond at the sewage treatment facility. The number of customers served by this project will be 4,305.

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