West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility

The West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility, brought online in 2008, is the newest wastewater facility for the City Fayetteville. It was built to handle present and anticipated growth in Fayetteville and surrounding communities to the year 2020. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technology, this facility is designed to process an average daily flow of 10 million gallons per day (MGD), a maximum daily flow of 32 MGD, and a maximum monthly flow of 16 MGD.

The plant operates under the conditions set forth in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. The permit places limitations and monitoring requirements on the operation of the facility.

West Side Operations Facility and Biological Treatment Units

Access photos of the West Side operations facility, process flow equipment and the Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary, as well as photos of biological treatment units, a bioswale area to prevent erosion, Goose Creek and odor control structures.


Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the wastewater treatment process. Fayetteville has recently started a new operation, located at the Biosolids Management Site, to produce sustainable uses for these treatment residuals. The project combines solar and thermal drying technology to create a Class A fertilizer.

For additional information or to schedule a tour of the facility, contact 479-443-3292.

Learn About Water and the Importance of Protecting our Resources

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) offers a water education website that explains more about water quality.