More than $140-million  was awarded; last week to six water and wastewater projects, according to the Advance Monticellonian newspaper.

The awards came from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission.

Included was a $2.38 million loan from the Clean Water Revolving Fund to relocate the sewer collection system. The current customer base is 9,174.

Also receiving money was a $5-milliongrant top the Bayou Meto Water District in Lonoke County to install 10 pumping stations that will move water through underground pipes to farms, significantly reducing the use of ground water.

The White River Irrigational District in Prairie County also received a $5-million grant that will be used to build five county road crossings over a 10mile canal segment currently under construction.