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Construction of the Farville substation began earlier in the spring and the two main foundations for the switchgear and first power transformer have been completed as well as site work to prepare for a gravel with chat finish. The switchgear has been placed on its foundation and the metal building for the gear has been erected to enclose the gear. The transformer was installed on June 21st. Conduit and wiring schematics are currently under design. Breaker and bus structure foundations are scheduled to begin construction the first of September. The station is expected to be completed by the beginning of next summer.


CWL is in the process of designing for construction a 69kV transmission line from our Hergett substation to our Farville substation, currently under construction. CWL plans on using steel poles for the line and is in the process of pole design and ordering materials. CWL will utilize a bid process as part of the evaluation of utilizing the CWL workforce versus contract labor. CWL plans to bid the project in September. Completion date is scheduled for summer of 2014.


Plans and specifications are complete on Phase I of the NE Sewer Interceptor project, which is approximately 7,000’ of 42” gravity sewer line extending northward from the East Side Wastewater Treatment Plant to a point approximately 1,000’ north of Highway 63 (the “Bypass”). CWL accepted bids from contractors for the work, and bid opening was August 20. The low bid was received from Rosetta Contractors. They anticipate their start date to be early September with a completion date in late 2013 or early 2014.


Long Range Goals

  • System study including placement of flow monitors in individual basins;
  • Analysis and documentation of current projects;
  • Evaluate lift stations and capacity issues;
  • Develop CMOM document;
  • Develop a check list for items that ADEQ typically requires;
  • Work on CWL communication and organization (software, record keeping, etc.);
  • Evaluate preventive maintenance, public relations, and overall management of wastewater system.

 ·  Church-goers flock to Easter services across Region 8
  Church-goers flocked to services around Region 8 today to celebrate the Easter holiday.
 ·  Paragould doctor appears for bond hearing, also faces civil suit
  A Greene County doctor was ordered to give up his passport and given a $500,000 bond during his first appearance in court Thursday. Dr. Paul Becton, Junior, 68, of Paragould was also given a no contact order and not allowed to travel outside the Second Judicial District without approval from the court. Right now, Becton is being held in the Greene County Jail.
 ·  Tonight at 10: Easter Sunday traditions in Region 8
  Region 8 News Sunday Evening Update – some of the stories we're tracking for Region 8 News at 10.
 ·  Wanna Dance 2014 raises thousands for Woman's Discovery Center
  JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Woman's Discovery Center held its 7th annual "Wanna Dance" fundraiser Saturday. Twelve couples who practiced for about a month showed off their hard work at the Jonesboro High
 ·  Region 8 parks get spring cleaning treatment
  Spring cleaning is for more than just getting the household in shape. Volunteers of all ages are making sure local parks are getting the cleaning treatment, as well.