248 Cloverdale Road Jacksonville, AR 72076 Phone: 501.982.0581

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About JWU

The Jacksonville Sewer Commission is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's municipal sewerage system, and the City's wastewater treatment plant, the Dr. J. Albert Johnson Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Can The Grease Water's Worth It Wipe Out Grease!

Can The Grease

Over 60% of our dry weather manhole overflows are related to grease blockages, costing the Wastewater Utility approximately $19,000 annually for response and clean-up. Click Here For More about Can The Grease!

Water's Worth It

Everyone who uses water is encouraged to join this coordinated effort to raise awareness about the value and importance of water. By joining our voices behind this campaign, each of us can contribute to a positive change. Click Here For More about Water's Worth It!

Wipe Out Wipes!

Your sanitary sewer system has an increasing number of problems from the flushing of wipes and improper disposal of grease/cooking oil. These cause backups of wastewater into homes, clog pump stations, and result in overflowing manholes. Click Here For More about Wipe Out Wipes!

More about Jacksonville Water Water Utility

The Johnson Plant was constructed in 1985-88 and was intended to replace the West and East Treatment Plants and to serve as Jacksonville's only municipal wastewater treatment plant. The East & West Plants have since been closed. Treatment and discharge operations at the Johnson Plant are authorized by federal (Environmental Protection Agency) and state (Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality) regulatory agencies. The receiving stream for the Johnson Plant effluent is the Bayou Meto.

The Jacksonville municipal sewer system includes approximately 865,000 linear feet of gravity sewer lines from 6" to 42" in size with approximately 3000 manholes. The earliest construction of the system dates back about 60 years. The system also includes 14 pump stations ranging in capacity from 90 to 3,500 gpm. There are no combined sewers in the system.

The system also provides treatment for wastewater discharged from the Little Rock Air Force Base. The LRAFB system includes approximately 80,000 linear feet of gravity lines and 323 manholes.

The Jacksonville Wastewater Utility consists of five departments: Treatment, Collection System, Technical Services, Laboratory, and Administration. The Utility employs 37 people in these areas of expertise.