UTILITIES & SERVICES

Electricity

Distributer: Entergy Arkansas, Inc.

Entergy is an owner of the White Bluff generating plant in Jefferson County that produces 1657 megawatts of electricity.

Water

Utility Liberty Utilities Pine Bluff Water
Source 13 wells, avg. depth 855'
Pumping capacity 24 MGD
Peak consumption 16 MGD
Surplus capacity 8 MGD

Sewer

Utility Pine Bluff Wastewater
Storm sewer yes
Sanitary sewer yes
System capacity 18 MGD
Peak flow *24 MGD
Treatment plant 30/90 permit limitations

*NPDES Permit does not restrict flow.

Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility operates the largest municipal aerated lagoon wastewater treatment plant in the U.S. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies awarded the Boyd Point Treatment Facility with the Peak Performance Award in 2009, and the facility was featured in the April 2010 issue of the Water Environment Technology magazine.

Solid Waste

Utility Waste Management of Ark.
Facility sanitary landfill

Natural Gas

Distributor: CenterPoint Energy

Transportation

Highways

  • I-530 (US 65 between Pine Bluff and Little Rock, connecting with I-30 and I-40) 
  • US 63, 65, 79, 270, 425 
  • AR 54, 88, 104, 190, 365 

Railroads

  • Union Pacific; Burlington Northern Santa Fe 
  • Daily switching 
  • Union Pacific operates a major electronic switching yard at Pine Bluff 

Air

Nearest commercial airport Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
Distance 42 miles
Major airlines serving the airport American Eagle
Continental Express
Delta
Southwest
USAirways Express
United
Nearest general aviation airport Grider Field - jet capable
Pine Bluff Municipal
Distance local
Runway length 6,000 ft. (lighted)
Surface asphalt
Instrument landing (ILS) Pine Bluff VORTAC  

 

Motor Freight

Number of common carriers 13
Number of terminals 5
Number of local drayage firms 3

 

Waterways

The Port of Pine Bluff's 372 - acre Harbor Industrial District 
Distance to Port Local
Waterway Arkansas River
Channel depth 9 feet
Service Numerous common and contract carrier barge lines are certified to serve Pine Bluff
Facilities Public Terminal offers barge loading and unloading, in-transit warehouse and bulk storage. Special facilities at the harbor fleeting service offer barge fleeting, barge cleaning and emergency repairs, pumps, towboat servicing and repairs, and crane service.

Communications

Bus & parcel service Bus: Jefferson Bus Lines; Intra-city, P.B.Transit
Parcel: Express mail, FedEx, UPS
Newspapers Pine Bluff Commercial (daily)
White Hall Journal (weekly)
Radio stations 1 AM; 2 FM
Television stations ABC; CBS; NBC; PBS; KASN; KLRT; KVTN
Basic & Tier Cable TV  
Digital satellite television  
Telephone Service Primary provider: AT&T
Fiber optic transmission & digitalized switching gear
Cellular service throughout Pine Bluff
Postal First Class Post Office (3)
Telegraph service Western Union

Public Safety

Police (personnel) 155 full time
Sheriff (personnel) 55 full time
Fire dept (personnel) 100 full time
Equipment (Fire dept) 9 pumper trucks/3 aerials
1 hazardous materials response unit
Fire insurance rating #2 in city; #9/#10 outside city
Service provided to industry beyond city limits by contract to city

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