Regionalism & Future Water Source

Central Arkansas Water is a core partner with 26 other water systems in the Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance (MAWA).  MAWA is a not-for-profit membership corporation organized for the purpose of requesting water allocations from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lakes (Greers Ferry Lake and Lake Ouachita).  Member entities are located in the counties of Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Lonoke, Pulaski, Perry, and Saline.  Assisting the cities and water user groups in this regional initiative are the Little Rock and Vicksburg district offices of the Corps of Engineers, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, and the Ouachita River Water District.  The charge of the Alliance is to identify and secure the additional water needs for our customers for the next 50 years.

Cities and communities in the mid-Arkansas region recognize the considerable economic benefit of pooling our planning and financial resources to reach the common goal of assuring quality and affordable water service for generations to come.  In addition to Central Arkansas Water, current members of the Alliance include the:

  • Bayou Two Water Public Facilities Board
  • City of Benton
  • City of Bryant
  • City of Cabot
  • Central Arkansas Water
  • City of Haskell
  • City of Hot Springs
  • City of Lonoke
  • City of Perryville
  • City of Ward
  • Community Water System Public Water Authority
  • Conway Corporation
  • Conway County Regional Water Distribution District
  • East End Water Improvement District # 1
  • Grand Prairie Regional Water District
  • Heber Springs Water & Sewer
  • Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association
  • Jacksonville Water Works
  • Lonoke-White Public Water Authority
  • Maumelle Water Corporation
  • North Pulaski Waterworks Public Facilities Board
  • Paron-Owensville Water Authority (POWA)
  • Salem Water Users Association
  • Saline County Water & Sewer Public Facilities Board (Woodland Hills)
  • Sardis Water Association
  • Southwest Water Users

The Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance is also working in partnership with the Saline Watershed Alliance and the Lonoke-White Public Water Authority in pursuit of the best available water sources, at the lowest reasonable cost. Together, we represent 1/4 of the state of Arkansas’s population.

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