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In an effort to further expand services, CWS has launched it's new website! Our previous knowledgebase format was a powerful format, but our new Content Management System should allow for easier maintenance and easier navigation.

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Community Water System and fellow members of the Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance (MAWA) are the 2006 recipients of the Organization of the Year award from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock¹s (UALR) College of Professional Studies. The award…

Due to the dramatic increases in our cost of operations, CWS water rates have been increased for the first time since 1991. The new rates, which will be reflected in your next water bill, will include a number of changes.

First…

For the first time since 1991, Community Water System will have to increase area water rates. Though the rate change is imminent, the exact amount of the increase has not yet been determined. Several factors which effect this rate change are…

  1. Community Water System found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes/buildings. Lead can cause some serious health related problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Please read this…

June 29th, 2012

Effective immediately, due to the current heat and dry weather conditions, Community Water System is asking both retail and wholesale customers alike to voluntarily recue their water usage. By initiating a voluntary water…

Lead is a common metal found throughout the environment in lead-based paint, air, soil, household dust, food, certain types of pottery, porcelain, pewter, and water. Lead can pose a significant risk to your health if too much of it enters your…

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Alerts

The Highway 330 area water system improvements have been completed! The improvements completed include approximately 4.5 miles of waterline, a new pump station, secondary feed and an elevated water storage tank. This project was completed without the need to incur any additional debt.

Water fluoridation is coming to CWS.

In accordance with Act 197 of 2011, Community Water System is in the process of implementing a fluoride program. Bids for this project were opened March 18, 2014 and were higher than anticipated. A request has been submitted to the Delta Dental Foundation of Arkansas asking for additional grant moneys to cover the additional cost. It is anticipated that the contract can be awarded by July and construction can begin by August. This project is estimated to take 6 months to complete.

Construction is underway! Watch for construction activities on the State Highway 330 corridor west of Fairfield Bay, AR. The improvements to be completed include approximately 4.5 miles of waterline, a new pump station and an elevated water storage tank. These changes will increase water volume and pressure and provide a secondary feed for improved water quality. This project is expected to be completed by December 2013.

Water fluoridation is coming to CWS.

In accordance with Act 197 of 2011, Community Water System is in the process of implementing a fluoride program. Preliminary engineering has been completed and the Delta Dental Foundation of Arkansas has awarded a grant in the amount of $84,000.00 for the equipment and associated services for installation. Final engineering plans are being drafted for approval by the Arkansas Department of Health. This project will be completed over the next 12-18 months.

Community Water System implemented a treatment technique change in January 2013. The change involved a move from strictly gaseous chlorine as our primary disinfectant to chlorine dioxide. Chlorine dioxide has been around since the 1940s and is a stronger oxidant than pure chlorine and thus more effective against bacteria, viruses and Cryptosporidium. It is also very effective at oxidizing dissolved organic matter into a state that reduces the formation of disinfection by-products.