Wastewater grant

A unit of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture has made a loan to the City of Taylor for wastewater treatment.

The City of Taylor has received a $1,633,114 loan to replace its existing wastewater collection system.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission made the announcement on Friday. It was one of six loans or grants supported by the Arkansas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, and the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund.

Taylor’s system has 255 customers.

About $12.8 million in loans were approved for water and wastewater service improvements.

Also receiving loans were:

City of Austin, $3,078,031 loan for wastewater treatment plant improvements.

Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority, $7,500,000 loan to repair damaged infrastructure. This project will serve 69,410 customers.

Mitchellville in Desha County, $97,830 loan and $293,490 in principal forgiveness to rehabilitate the water storage tank and replace existing city water meters with radio-read smart water meters.

City of Ravenden Springs, $7,298 grant from the Water Development Fund for the purchase of software and a handheld meter-reading device.

City of Tyronza, $193,000 loan to repair and paint a water tank.

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