Fort Smith makes progress with consent decree sewer projects

Workers operate bulldozers to push soil Thursday at a sewage basin along North O Street in Fort Smith. City directors this week discussed three projects that have been funded through the 2023 consent decree continuous improvement plan that were not originally scheduled. Visit for today's photo gallery. (River Valley Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

FORT SMITH -- The city's Utility Department is continuing to make headway on sewer system consent decree projects while balancing the cost of other utility needs.