The Hot Springs wastewater treatment facility collects, treats, and
transports wastewater for more than 23,000 customers. Hot Springs
Utilities serves not only the citizens of Hot Springs, but also to large
unincorporated areas of Garland County.
A network of approximately 600 miles of wastewater lines collects sewage
from service areas in the city and county. Because of the nature of
lake terrain, more than 120 pump stations and 4500 grinder pumps
transport the sewage to the wastewater treatment plant where it is
treated and then discharged into Lake Catherine.
Sludge from the wastewater treatment process is recycled into rich,
finely textured compost, which is available to the public. The city
compost facility is located next to the wastewater treatment plant at 320 Davidson Drive.
Hot Springs was the first Arkansas city to implement a composting
program. For daily recorded information on city compost availability,
facility hours, fees, and directions, call 501-321-6869.
New Treatment Facility
The city has a new facility in operation to treat sewage from the
southwest portion of Hot Springs. This facility is designed to treat
approximately one million gallons of wastewater daily, with the
capability to be expanded to treat up to three million gallons daily.