A city in Marion County is among 106 across the country set to share $282 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding the projects in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its Rural Development agency.
The City of Flippin has been selected to receive a $775,000 loan and a grant of over $3.7 million to rehabilitate its wastewater collection system. The rehabilitation will consist of replacing existing wastewater lines and manholes. The project will also include wastewater extensions within the city limits, which will serve an estimated 51 new users. USDA says the rehabilitation project will provide the area rural residents with reliable wastewater services.
Another North Central Arkansas City will also receive funds as Cotter in Baxter County has been selected to receive a loan of over $1.5 million and a $619,000 grant to rehabilitate the existing wastewater collection and treatment system.
More information on the grant can be found from the story on KTLO.com.