Infrastructure

 

UTILITIES & SERVICES
Electric distributor
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 carriers 
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) 140 full time
Sheriff (personnel) 55 full time
Fire dept (personnel) 90 full time
Equipment (Fire dept) 9 pumper trucks/3 aerials
1 hazardous materials response unit
Fire insurance rating #3 in city (effective 08-01-13 becomes #2); #9/#10 outside city
Service provided to industry beyond city limits by contract to city

 

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The Alliance Jefferson County Economic Development

510 Main Street | PO Box 5069, Pine Bluff, AR 71611
Phone: 1.870.535.0110 | info@jeffersoncountyalliance.com