The City of Fayetteville will host a public meeting next week to discuss a new transmission water line in the works.
The meeting will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 in Room 111 at City Hall, located at 113 W. Mountain Street.
Officials will discuss the new 48-inch West Transmission Water Line, which will span 11 miles from Beaver Water District’s facility in Elm Springs southward through Tontitown, crossing Hwy 412 and continuing into Fayetteville, according to an information page on the city’s website.
From there, the line will turn east and tie into an existing 36-inch waterline located near the Hwy 112 and Van Asche Drive intersection.
The goal of the project is to “help optimize water flow through the distribution system to Fayetteville customers, thereby reducing water age and improving water quality,” officials said.
Engineering for the project began in 2022, and it is expected to be completed by the middle of this year. The water line is set to be connected to Beaver Water District’s Western Corridor Pump Station in 2026.
The project will be funded by an Arkansas Natural Resources Division Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF), administered by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Arkansas.
City staff will be on hand at the meeting to answer questions about the project.
For residents unable to attend the public meeting in person, an option will be available to attend online via the public meetings calendar via the city’s website.
For more information about the West Transmission Water Line, visit fayetteville-ar.gov.