East Fayetteville Water System Improvements

East Fayetteville Water System Improvements

What is this project?

The East Fayetteville Water System Improvements project will increase water system capacity and will also add and rehabilitate several water system features in the Goshen, Gulley and Township pressure planes. The work was recommended in the 2017 Water Master Plan Update. The project includes the following improvements, shown in contract bid sections:

  • Contract Section 1
    • Refurbishing the pressure sustaining valves on the City's 42” and 36” water transmission lines
    • Refurbishing miscellaneous piping, vaults, pressure reducing valves, and flow control valves
  • Contract Section 2
    • New water tank and pump station on Gulley Rd.
  • Contract Section 3
    • Constructing or replacing over 16,000 linear feet of waterlines in East Fayetteville
  • Township Contract
    • New water tank on Township St.
    • New pump station on Ash St.

Why is it important?

These water system improvements will add capacity and water pressure in East Fayetteville, allowing for future developments and ample fire flow capacities.

What is the current status?

Olsson has been selected by a formal engineering selection committee to provide engineering design services for the project. Design is in process and is expected to be complete by early 2020. Contract Section 1 has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Health and will be the first phase to go to public bidding in 2020.

When is completion expected?

The project will be bid and constructed in phases over the next several years. Overall completion of the project is expected during 2022.

How was this project funded?

The improvements are being funded by the Water System Rehabilitation/Replacement project within the Utilities Department.