Our Mission

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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New Management

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.

In the water . . . but out of harm's way

In the water . . . but out of harm's way

August 01, 2020

Swimming pools and beach vacations, waterskiing at the lake and rafting on the river, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and swimming - when it's summertime and the mercury is on the rise, there is nowhere we'd rather be than in the water! North America’s lakes, rivers, and seas are oases of beauty and respite from the summer sun, so it’s no surprise that swimming is summer’s number one pastime. But as you enjoy the season's final days, please make water safety your first priority. Swimming cools us off and keeps us fit, but it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children aged 1-4, and it's the number two cause of unintentional death among those aged 5-24. A moment of distraction can be fatal, so please take great care to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the water.

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