On October 25, 2023, leaders of state agencies and communities in Arkansas convened to discuss the state’s water and wastewater infrastructure opportunities. More than 60 sector leaders gathered at the University of Arkansas – Monticello in Monticello, Arkansas, to work toward sustainable solutions for reaching their economic, public health, and environmental goals.
The workshop convened more than 20 communities from throughout Arkansas to discuss solutions for financing water infrastructure in small, rural, and underserved areas. Community leaders and public officials provided their expertise on accessing new funding sources, opportunities for collaboration, and available technical assistance. This report provides a summary of these discussions and pathways forward.