At Paron-Owensville Water Authority, we are committed to providing safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation. To that end, management of the Paron-Owensville system was turned over to Central Arkansas Water on June 1, 2020.
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Due to increased regulations and limited manpower to accomplish needed tasks and be in compliance, the POWA board of directors agreed to let Central Arkansas Water (CAW) do a feasibility study on a possible merger. Because of the high quality standards they operate within, CAW scurutinized all aspects of the Paron-Owensville system. They noted items of compliance maintenance that were due and changes needed to integrate monitoring capabilities into their existing system. They reviewed the loans owed for construction of the system.
The result was an offer to consolidate and take over management of the Paron-Owensville system. The POWA board announced a public meeting in January 2020 to review the offer with customers. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the consolidation did not become final until June 1, 2020.
CAW is out in the area, getting familiar with the system layout and GPSing meters, valves and hydrants to make them easier to locate in our rural area.
Management by Central Arkansas Water will assure the Paron-Owensville residents of receiving high quailty water and exceptional service far into the future. We thank them for their commitment to our customers.