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Arkansas approves $79 million for upgrades to aging water systems statewide

May 20, 2024


LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission on May 15 approved $79 million in assistance for 25 water and wastewater infrastructure projects around the state.

“Arkansans are counting on their local water utilities to deliver consistent and safe drinking water. In my administration, we’re proud to help communities provide that critical service,” said Governor Sanders. “The $79 million in assistance we’re announcing will help us improve water infrastructure for more than half a million Arkansans, keeping faucets, showers, and plumbing running all across our state.”

The release of the financial aid comes amid the Natural Resources Commission's reworking of Arkansas' water plan.

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