The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is soliciting for “Green” wastewater projects from Publicly Owned Wastewater Systems (POTW) to be funded from the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund Program. The Program has ten percent of its funds reserved for “Green” infrastructure projects.
To be eligible for funding from this solicitation, the applicant must be a POTW and the project must demonstrate that it will facilitate compliance with Clean Water Act and meet the definition of “Green” below. Projects considered for Green will require a business case showing how energy savings are provided with supporting documentation.
Green wastewater projects for the Arkansas Program:
Energy Efficiency – The project must conserve energy above the norms available in equipment currently. Energy efficiency projects should demonstrate substantial benefits/savings compared to the average level of efficiency currently available for the project or component, greater than twenty percent. Also, energy efficiency benefits/savings must be a substantial part of the rationale or justification for the project, and cannot simply be incidental energy efficiency benefits. If the project does not achieve the twenty percent net energy reduction, then a business case must show substantial energy savings.
To submit a project for consideration under this solicitation, please send a preliminary engineering report containing information on the problem the POTW is having with its system, alternatives to solve the problem, costs estimates for the alternatives and the selected alternative the POTW is seeking funding for. Submission of a project does not guarantee the project will receive funding.
You may contact Mike Chandler at (501) 682-0547 or [email protected] for additional information on the Programs and this solicitation.
All requested information should be submitted to:
“Green” Revolving Loan Fund Projects
Water Resources Development Division
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 350
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Submittals will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Friday, May 24, 2013.