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The Benton Public Utilities Commission is currently accepting resumes from citizens interested in serving on the Share Board, there will be two vacancies.  The new share committee members will be appointed to fill the vacancies which will expire on December 31, 2015.  The Share Board Committee, independently of Benton Utilities has responsibility to determine which applicants receive assistance through the Share Program.  There is no salary with the position but expenses incurred in regard to the Share Board business could be reimburs

Geese Management around Water Supplies - Benton Utilities has recently instituted an aggressive geese management plan to both protect and preserve our water supply and sources. The current practices being utilized include the use of pyrotechnics in an effort to relocate them to a less disturbed environment.

NOTICE OF JOB OPENING

September 10, 2015

JOB CLISSIFICATION: Water Dept. Inspector

The City of Benton Utilities is accepting applications for the above position in the Water Dept.  A job description outlining job responsibilities and qualifications is attached.

Grade 10: Range $29,544 - $44,316

Benton Utilities Water Distribution crew is on site with a ruptured water main on Edgehill Dr.  Customers in the area of Edgehill, Alcoa, Penland, And Lynnwood will notice reduced to no water pressure during the time it takes to make the necessary repairs which could be approx. 2 hours.

The Benton Utilities Water Dept. has just been notified that a contractor in the area of Airlane Drive has broken a water main.  Folks in the area of Airlane Dr. as well as the Troutt Addition may notice little to no water pressure during the time it takes to repair it.  Estimated time to repair is 4-5 hours.

Ongoing Major Projects

1. Alcoa Rd Utility Relocation project for the Widening of Alcoa Rd.  This project includes extending an 8” sewer main from the south side of the Alcoa overpass to Boone Rd.

2. Installing New Flexnet Water and Electric Meters so meters can be read remotely.

3. Rehab of Willow St. Liftstation

4. Pipebursting Project on South St. & in the South St. Vicinity.

Upcoming Major Projects

Total wastewater flow treated for month was 145.24 million gallons. There was 14.8 million gallons of treated wastewater recycled for plant processes, that saved city water. Sewage sludge (also known as “biosolids”) generated produced a total of 28.76 tons of biosolids that was sold for beneficial reuse as a fertilizer. The wastewater treatment plant had no violations for month of July.

 

The Benton Utilities Water Department crew believes they have located the pressure problem that our system has been experiencing.  It will take a little time and pressure should be back to normal.  Thanks to each of you for your concern. 

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been multiple calls come into Benton Utilities regarding reduced water pressure.  Our crews have been searching for the source of the problem without results thus far. 

The management knows there is a major leak in the area east of Military Road & I-30 (between Military & Alcoa) then west and north of Alcoa.  As shown in the picture.

NOTICE OF JOB OPENING

Date: August 14, 2015

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Truck Driver

The City of Benton is accepting applications for the above position in the Street Department. A job description outlining job responsibilities and qualifications is attached.  

Grade 5:  Range   $22,606 - $33,908

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