New Schedule of Water Rates_Effective January 1, 2017

LITTLE ROCK — Central Arkansas Water’s (CAW) new Schedule of Water Rates will be effective for water service billed on or after January 1, 2017, for its customers in the metropolitan area. Customers received an in-home copy of the rate schedule as a billing statement insert during November and December.

“The new rate schedule reflects the utility’s anticipated costs for capital requirements, including infrastructure improvements. The average household will pay 8.9% more for the water portion of their bill which, is around $1” shares Doug Shackelford, CAW’s Director of Public Affairs and Communications, “Even with these increases, CAW’s rates remain among the lowest in Arkansas and the United States, according to independent rate comparisons.”

The rate schedule for 2017 through 2019 was approved by CAW Commission Resolution on December 10, 2015, followed by a public hearing for customers, as well as a 90-day review by the Little Rock Board of Directors and North Little Rock City Council.

Schedule of Rates for Inside- and Outside-city customers –

For additional information please visit our Rates page:

Minimum Monthly Charge

The Minimum Monthly Charge includes payment for the first 2 CCF (hundred cubic feet) of water used (2 CCF = 1,500 gallons).

Meter Size Inside-city Outside-city
5/8″ $6.85 $8.97
3/4″ $8.85 $11.59
1″ $12.58 $16.46
1 1/2″ $21.26 $27.83
2″ $34.48 $45.14
3″ $63.76 $83.46
4″ $103.71 $135.76
6″ $205.14 $268.52
8″ $346.98 $454.20
10″ $499.56 $653.92
12″ $909.83 $1,190.97

Monthly Usage Charge

In addition to the Minimum Monthly Charge, the following rates shall apply to the amount of water used in excess of 2 CCF (hundred cubic feet) per month (1 CCF = 750 gallons):

Customer
Class
Inside-City Rate per CCF
3 – 33 CCF
Inside-City Rate per ccf over 33 CCF Outside-City Rate per CCF
3 – 33 CCF
Outside-City Rate per CCF
over 33 CCF
DOMESTIC $1.65 $2.15 $2.64 $3.44
COMMERCIAL $1.54 $1.54 $2.47 $2.47
INDUSTRIAL $1.26 $1.26 $2.02 $2.02
SPRINKLER $1.65 $2.15 $2.64 $3.44