FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Adds West-Side Meeting Site for Floodwater Management and Water Quality Funding Study Update
January 7, 2019
Contact: Alan Pugh
Staff Engineer, Engineering Division
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville has scheduled an additional date and location to update the public on the progress of the City’s Study for Flood Management and Water Quality Funding, which investigates sustainable funding options for the management of Fayetteville’s flood reduction and water quality protection programs.
The new event is to be held at Boys and Girls Club on Rupple Road from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. The new location was added to help ensure the City receives input on the project from residents of Fayetteville’s west side. A total of three public meetings on the topic will be held in different locations between January 9 and 17.
At the upcoming meetings, the public will hear the latest information regarding the current costs of stormwater management in the City, and the estimated costs for each of the proposed options for future programs. Dates and locations for all the meetings is below:
Wednesday, January 9: 2 to 4 p.m.
Fayetteville Public Library Walker Room: 401 W. Mountain St.
Thursday, January 10: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Arkansas Research and Technology Park, AT&T Conference Room: 535 W Research Center Blvd.
Thursday, January 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club of Fayetteville, 560 Rupple Road
Public Input Requested
As part of the Study for Flood Management and Water Quality Funding, the City is collecting input from Fayetteville residents regarding the current stormwater systems and the necessary/desired future solutions for the City. Mayor Lioneld Jordan is encouraging Fayettevillians to provide their input via an online survey available on SpeakUp Fayetteville, the City’s public engagement portal: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/speakup. The site also features a map on which City residents can view and also input information about sites around the City where flooding has posed a problem.
Next steps for the study will be to develop funding options for the future program, based on the depth and breadth of future service desired by City residents. Information about the stormwater study can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/study.