State Agencies Supporting Water System Partnerships
Arkansas Department of Health
Office of Environmental Health
State Policies and Programs Regarding Water System Partnerships
DWSRF PRIORITIZATION OF CONSOLIDATION PROJECTS
Those seeking DWSRF funds are priority ranked for available loan monies if they are interconnecting, consolidating, or regionalizing systems that lack TMF capacity. In addition, DWSRF applicants must show through an engineering review and cost review that interconnection with an existing PWS is not the best option.
NEW SYSTEMS MUST CONSIDER INTERCONNECTION TO EXISTING SYSTEMS
All new PWSs are required to submit an engineering report to the Department of Health detailing all available options for a new system. Those with new sources are required to evaluate all contiguous existing PWSs to determine if interconnection is the best option. For existing systems, all PWSs seeking non-private funding of construction projects must be reviewed by the Water and Wastewater Advisory Committee.
Helpful Links to State Resources
- Arkansas Office of Drinking Water: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/drinking-water
- Capacity Development: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/drinking-water-capacity-development
- Operator Certification: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/drinking-water-operator-certification