City of Decatur, Arkansas

Decatur is a small city nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas. Its heart lies at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 102. At first glance, with a population of 1,699 residents, Decatur may look like a sleepy little town. A closer look will reveal city parks, locally owned businesses, churches, and schools buzzing with activity.

The City’s water and sewer system (the “System”) has historically been exposed to concentration risk of having roughly 80% of their utility system reliant upon one large industry.

The Solution

From the early 90’s, Crews has continued to provide needed utility system improvements to continue to serve this large industry. Crews was instrumental in providing the funding to allow expansion of the treatment system to allow the City of Centerton, Arkansas to send their wastewater to Decatur, thus lessening the concentration risk from the one industry. In addition, when this industry announced that they were building a new plant outside of the City, Crews worked with the City, the State and the industry to be able to continue treating the waste from the new plant thus overcoming a potential risk to the viability of the City’s wastewater treatment infrastructure.

The Difference

Crews worked hard to serve our client in extraordinary ways by:

  • Crews continued to work with the City in providing financing to reduce the risk of concentration upon one large industry.