Elk River Basin - Point Source Pollution
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Point source pollution in the Elk River Basin comes from many different sources. Factories and businesses release their wastewater into the streams.   Sewage treatment plants in the basin also release their treated water into the streams.

Businesses, sewage treatment plants, apartment complexes, and mobile home parks may have permits to release wastes into rivers in the Elk River Basin.   See the following table for a current listing of permitted point source discharges.

Permitted Point Source Discharges

In accordance with the Clean Water Act, wastewater treatment plants and industries releasing point source pollution must have a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. These permits specify pollution limits, monitoring, and reporting requirements of the facilities that are discharging wastewater. See the table below for a list of industries in the Elk River Basin that have NPDES permits.

Permitted point source discharges in the Elk River Basin

Facility

Type Facility

Design PE1

Receiving Stream

Anderson

1 Cell Lagoon

 

Indian Creek

Goodman #1

1 Cell Lagoon

 

Tributary of Buffalo Creek

Goodman #2

1 Cell Lagoon

 

Tributary of Indian Creek

Goodman #3

1 Cell Lagoon

 

Tributary of Indian Creek

Neosho South

Trickling filter- Tertiary

17,647

Buffalo Creek

Noel

2 Cell Lagoon

 

Elk River

Seneca

2 Cell Lagoon

 

Lost Creek

South West City (Domestic)

2 Cell Lagoon

 

Honey Creek

South West City (Industrial Park)

Aerated Lagoon

10,000

Cave Spring Branch

Stella

2 Cell Lagoon

 

No Discharge

Wheaton

1 Cell Lagoon

 

Tributary of S. Indian Creek

Teledyne

 

 

Buffalo Creek

Linde Company

 

 

Buffalo Creek

Noel Water Company

2 Cell Lagoon and Polishing Lagoon

32,250

Elk River

Lanagan Housing Authority

Extended Aeration Plant

24

Tributary of Indian Creek

Noel Suds Parlor

1 Cell Lagoon

42

Elk River

Pineville Laundry

Rock Filter

 

Elk River

Pineville Housing Authority

Extended Aeration Plant

42

Dog Hollow Creek

Browning Laundry

1 Cell Lagoon

46

Tributary of Big Sugar Creek

Edgewaters Enterprises Inc.

Septic Tank and Sand Filter

5

Tributary of Buffalo Creek

SimSun; Ozark Hillbilly Mobile Home Park

2 - Cell Lagoon

15

Tributary of Buffalo Creek

Benton County Stone Company

 

 

Tributary of Butler Creek

City of Bentonville

 

 

Town Branch

City of Pea Ridge

 

 

Otter Creek

City of Sulphur Springs

 

 

Butler Creek

Village Wastewater Company North

 

 

Little Sugar Creek

Village Wastewater Company Inc.

 

 

Little Sugar Creek

1 Human Population Equivalent

Facilities Involved with Toxic Chemicals

Businesses that use, manufacture, treat, transport, or release toxic chemicals are listed in the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory. See the table below for a list of facilities in the Elk River Basin that are involved with toxic chemicals.

Toxic release inventory facilities in the Elk River Basin

Facility

Address

City

State

Bentonville Casting Co.

1019 SE 8th Street

Bentonville

AR

Cooper Furniture Industries Inc.

150 W. Boyer Street

Goodman

MO

Foam Corporation

3535 Hudson Road

Rogers

AR

Hudson Foods Inc.

Hwy 59 N. & DD Hwy

Noel

MO

Kraft General Foods

507 SE E Street

Bentonville

AR

La Z Boy Midwest Chair Company

4301 Howard Bush Drive

Neosho

MO

Premier Turbines

3551 Doniphan Drive

Neosho

MO

Simmons Industries

Rt. 1

South West City

MO

Sunbeam Leisure Products Company

4101 Howard Bush Drive

Neosho

MO

Tyson Foods Krispy Kitchens

801 SE 8th Street

Bentonville

AR

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website (1999)

Facilities Involved with Hazardous Wastes

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), state and federal agencies monitor facilities that generate, treat, transport, or dispose of hazardous wastes.   See the table below for a list of facilities that are involved with hazardous wastes in the Elk River Basin .   

Facilities that are involved with hazardous wastes in the Elk River Basin

Facility

Address

City

State

American Store Interiors

205 SE S Street

Bentonville

AR

Bentonville Casting Co.

1019 SE 8th Street

Bentonville

AR

Bentonville City Wastewater Plant

SE 3rd & D

Bentonville

AR

Concordia Care Center

7 Professional Drive

Bella Vista

AR

Crowder College - Env. Res. Ctr.

601 Laclede Avenue

Neosho

MO

CTS Corporation

1300 SE 8th Street

Bentonville

AR

Ex-Cell of Bentonville

301 SE J Street

Bentonville

AR

Foam Corporation

3535 Hudson Road

Rogers

AR

Hudson Foods Inc.

Hwy 59 N. & DD Hwy

Noel

MO

Kraft General Foods

507 SE E Street

Bentonville

AR

La Z Boy Midwest Chair Company

4301 Howard Bush Drive

Neosho

MO

Marble Enterprises Inc.

Rt. 6 Box 41 M

Neosho

MO

Old Town One Hour Dry Cleaners

1009 NW 11th

Bentonville

AR

Precision Manufacturers Inc.

203 SE S Street

Bentonville

AR

Premier Turbines

3551 Doniphan Drive

Neosho

MO

Rain Forest Moose Ltd.

11739 Lindy

Rogers

AR

Rogers Tool Works Inc.

1602 E Central Street

Bentonville

AR

Sibley Agri Corp.

Sibley Industrial Park Rd.

Anderson

MO

Sibley Engineering and Manufacturing Co.

Hwy 59 S

Noel

MO

Stella Precision Fabricators

NE edge of town

Stella

MO

Village Dry Cleaners

27 Riordan Road

Bella Vista

AR

Wal-Mart PMDC

1108 SE 10th Street

Bentonville

AR

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

601 Walton Boulevard

Bentonville

AR

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

1102 SE 5th Street

Bentonville

AR

Wholesale Transmission

510 SW A Street

Bentonville

AR

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website (1999)

Facilities with Airborne Pollutant Emissions

Facilities that emit airborne pollutants are monitored by the EPA and/or state agencies and data is reported by the Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS). See the table below for a list of facilities that are involved with airborne pollutants in the Elk River Basin .

Facilities with airborne pollutant emissions in the Elk River Basin

Facility

Address

City

State

Bailey Quarries Inc. Jane Quarry

South of Hwy 90

Jane

MO

Bates Medical Center

602 N. Walton

Bentonville

AR

Bella Vista Funeral Home

2258 Forest Hills Boulevard

Bella Vista

AR

Benton County OES

201 NE 2nd

Bentonville

AR

Bentonville Casting Co.

1019 SE 8th Street

Bentonville

AR

Bentonville School District 6

400 NW 2nd Street

Bentonville

AR

Central States Press

Hwy 71

Nevada

MO

Community Publishers, Inc.

209 NW A Street

Bentonville

AR

Concordia Care Center

7 Professional Drive

Bella Vista

AR

Cooper Furniture Industries Inc.

150 W. Boyer Street

Goodman

MO

CTS Corporation

1300 SE 8th Street

Bentonville

AR

Dixieland Inc.

702 SE 5th

Bentonville

AR

Dynamic Enterprises Inc. Bill Fleeman

813 W Central

Bentonville

AR

Evan Electric Motor Center

2001 N 13th Street

Rogers

AR

First Baptist Church

200 SW A

Bentonville

AR

FM Corporation

2503 Walter Tower Road

Rogers

AR

Foam Corporation

3535 Hudson Road

Rogers

AR

Hudson Foods Inc.

Hwy 59 N. & DD Hwy

Noel

MO

Jobe Enterprises Inc.

Rt. 6

Neosho

MO

La Z Boy Midwest Chair Company

4301 Howard Bush Drive

Neosho

MO

Ozark Wood Products Inc.

Hwy 71 & C

Goodman

MO

Premier Turbines

3551 Doniphan Drive

Neosho

MO

Simmons Industries

Hwy 59 S

Anderson

MO

Southwest Lime Co.

Hwy EE

Lanagan

MO

Southwestern Bell

Hwy 71

Bella Vista

AR

Southwestern Bell

207 SW A Street

Bentonville

AR

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

601 Walton Boulevard

Bentonville

AR

Walton Enterprises

125 W Central, Suite 21

Bentonville

AR

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website (1999)

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