Northwest Arkansas Utility Services Inc. currently has ownership and or contractual operations and maintenance agreements with 8 wastewater treatment facilities in Washington, Benton, and Marion County. Each of these locations is operated by an Arkansas limited liability company which is 100% owned by Northwest Arkansas Utility Service, Inc.

 

Beginning in 2007, each facility has been managed, operated and maintained by at least one person that is certified in a class equal to or higher than the class of the facility, and has full and active responsibility for the daily on-site operation of the facility. All wastewater operating experience includes time spent performing the hands-on operational duties of each of the various a wastewater treatment plants and the necessary reporting requirements of each of the facilities required by the ADEQ.  Currently NWA Utility Services operator holds a Class III certification with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.  All operators’ responsibilities include:

 

  • direct hands-on physical operation of wastewater treatment equipment and/or wastewater treatment processes,

  • direct active field supervision of wastewater treatment equipment and/or wastewater treatment processes

  • direct and active involvement in process control decisions for wastewater treatment processes

  • coordination with labs for all necessary reporting requirements as defined by the permit