The Arkadelphia Water and Sewer Committee had a light agenda during their monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon.

The Arkadelphia Water and Sewer Committee had a light agenda during their monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Committee members entertained a report on the new water plant project and a review of engineering for a water line on 10th Street.
David Green, utilities manager for the City of Arkadelphia, reported that construction on the new water plant is going well.
Green said the back wing has been installed and noted that the plant had its first issue in the construction progress.
According to Green, air was being introduced into the water which created air turbidity in the water. “They had the water tested and it was still up to city standard, nothing was wrong but a little discoloring,” said Green.
According to Green, the problem was fixed and the clear wells are back online.
In addition, workers patched four small leaks.
As far as the actual building is concerned, Green reported that all of the walls have been put up and work on the rafters was scheduled to start on Feb. 8. The next project to complete is the pump house.
The next item on the agenda was an engineering proposal with an estimated cost of $200,000. This amount is under budget from what they had originally projected.
The project is to replace an old line that has been in place since the 1940’s at the intersection of 10th and Pine Streets. The line has had leaks before, but has not posed as huge issue thus far.
Based on the committee’s master plan, work on the 10th Street water line mist be done. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has also drafted plans for the area.
The project is estimated to take up to two months to complete. The Arkadelphia City Board of Directors must give approval before the project can begin.
“This is going to be a big project,” said Bill Fowler, chair of the water and sewer committee.
Other routine business covered at the meeting included a job opening at town hall and a bid for truck repairs.
The job opening is a billing and payment position in Arkadelphia Town Hall. The bid for truck repairs is to keep up routine maintenance on several trucks and will cost around $20,000.