Water Division

Ellen Carpenter, Chief - (501) 682-0637
Mo Shafii, Assistant Chief - (501) 682-0616

The Water Division has four (4) branches whose aim is to protect and enhance the water quality of the State of Arkansas as follows:

  1. Permits Branch NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Discharge Permits, Stormwater NPDES General Permits (Construction, Industrial, MS4), Non-Stormwater NPDES General Permits (Car wash, Water Treatment), No-Discharge Permits (land Application, Oil and Gas)
  2. Water Quality Planning Branch Water Quality Standards (Regulation No. 2), TMDL, 303(d) list, 305(b)
  3. Enforcement Branch Compliance, CAO, NOV, SSO, NetDMR, Wastewater Licensing
  4. Inspection Branch Citizen's complaints, Fish Kill

Quick Links


Contact Information

Chief:  Ellen Carpenter  (501) 682-0637  carpenter@adeq.state.ar.us
Assistant Chief:  Mo Shafii  (501) 682-0616  shafii@adeq.state.ar.us
Enforcement Manager:  Richard Healey  (501) 682-0640  healeyr@adeq.state.ar.us
Permits:  John Bailey  (501) 682-0629  bailey@adeq.state.ar.us
Water Quality:  Sarah Clem  (501) 682-0660  clem@adeq.state.ar.us
Inspection:  Jason Bolenbaugh   (501) 682-0659 bolenbaugh@adeq.state.ar.us

Fax:  (501) 682-0880
Street Address:  5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

Mission Statement

To protect and enhance the water quality of the State of Arkansas in a manner consistent with the economic well being of all Arkansans.