It’s time to register your 2019 water usage.Water usage must be reported by March 1, 2020.Registrations taken after that date will be labeled as reporting late.
We provide assistance in registering wells and relifts located in Independence County.The District office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 – 12:30 and on legal holidays.
Act 154 of 1991 requires all users of ground and surface water to be assessed an annual water use fee in the amount of $10 per registered well or registered relift site.These fees are required for all non-exempt wells or relift sites including any idle wells or relift sites. Act 408 of 1989 provides for the collection of a late registration penalty.Any person who fails to register a well or relift site by the March 1 deadline shall be subject to this penalty for each year they fail to register. Act 81 of 1957, as amended, empowers the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) to make allocations among users of surface water during periods of water shortage.Information from water use registration will be utilized in allocation actions and as a basis for determining the State’s overall water usage and water needs.
Note:When registering a pre-existing well or relift site for the first time, there is a one time waiver of any penalties for non-compliance for the prior years.However, the old well or relift site will have the same status of a new well for allocation purposes. We appreciate your past efforts in reporting your water usage.
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