The City Corporation Business Office is located at 205 W. 3rd Place in Russellville.
The office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Extended Hours include phone and drop-off service at the drive-through window between 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, except on holidays or special events.
Email customer service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address for Correspondence:
PO Box 3186
Russellville, AR 72811-3186
If you have questions about your service, our Customer Service Department can be reached @
Quick Pay Locations for City Corporation
City Corporation’s Business Office is located at 205 W. 3rd Place,
Russellville AR. At our Business Office location, we offer several options for making payments. We also offer payment options through our website using the customer account access tab.
Walk in service is available at our Business Office during the hours of
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
A kiosk is located in our Business Office lobby for quick access to invoice balances and credit/debit card payments.
Drive-through window payment service is available from 8:00am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday, except for holidays and special events.
Drop off service is available at the Business Office located in the island past the drive through window. We ask that customer’s paying a past due bill do not use the drop box. It is checked once daily, therefore; there is a risk of disconnection for non-payment. If you are past due, please bring the payment into the office or through the drive through window during regular business hours.
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Obtaining Water Service
Obtaining Water & Wastewater Service
To establish water or wastewater service at a location that has not had service before, you will need to contact our Customer Service Department at City Corporation. There are permits that will need to be issued to start the process. All customer service related calls should be made to 479-968-2105.
In order to get a permit issued for Water/Wastewater you will need:
1. Street Address. That will need to be assigned by the local 911 office. You can reach that office @ 479-968-1800.
2. Addition Name
3. Lot Number.
4. Block Number.
5. Name of Licensed Plumber that will be doing the work.
6. Whether a Meter will need to be set or not.
7. Who will be responsible for the bill if meter is set & billing information.
8. Location of where meter needs to be set. This will need to be located in an area where there will be no driveways, landscaping etc… The meter will be accessed periodically by the meter readers and needs to be located in an area that will not be covered in the future, preventing access. This should generally be at/ or near the property line or edge of the street. If it is covered after installation, and requires being moved, it will be at the customer’s expense. The location of the meter needs to be staked. Our office can provide a stake. Our employees will do their best to get the service as close to the stake as possible.
If excavating is necessary to connect water or wastewater service, a contact with Arkansas One Call has to be made. They locate any other utilities in the area before work begins. There is a 48-hour waiting period for Arkansas One Call to locate. Therefore, work cannot be completed on the installation of a new service for at least the 48-hour period. Normally, a new service can be completed in about 3 days from the time a request is made for service, unless main extension is required.
In order to obtain service where the facilities are already in place, you need to contact our Customer Service Department at 479-968-2105 . The Customer Service Department will establish the account and request a service order. Service will be connected as soon as possible, normally within ½ day of the time that the service request is made. Due to the possibility of damage, we like for the customer to be home for the connection. If that is not possible, the customer can give permission for us to connect with no one at home, provided the customer accepts the responsibility for any damage when the water is connected. The possibilities of damage are something running on the inside of the facility, such as a leak, an open faucet, washer connections, or toilets running. Meters are set and/or turned on during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
City Corporation requires a deposit that is equal to 2 and one half (2 1/2) times the estimated monthly bill or average monthly bill for services rendered. Deposits will be waived if the customer can produce a “Letter of Credit” from a previous utility company.
That Letter of Credit must verify that they had service for over a year, with a good payment history. Deposits can be waived on previous City Corporation customers if they had service for a period of one year with a good payment history.
City Corporation will refund deposits on notice to disconnect services and after payment in full has been received for all services rendered. City Corporation will forward any deposit balance due customer to the forwarding address furnished by the customer.
City Corporation will apply deposit refunds to the customer’s account, even though the customer remains a customer of City Corporation, provided that the customer has: (1) a five year historical record of prompt payment; (2) not violated any of City Corporation’s rules and regulations on file.
City Corporation has no obligation to pay interest on deposits during the time it is held pursuant to the deposit agreement.
Deposits will transfer with customers from one service address to another. There will be no deposit required to transfer service, unless the account is disconnected for non-payment before the transfer is made.
Deposits will not be transferred from one name to another. In that case, the deposit is refunded to the current owner, and a new deposit is required from the new owner.
Customer’s accounts are monitored very carefully for payment history. If in the event accounts become delinquent and/or a shutoff notice is mailed to the customer, City Corporation may charge a deposit equal to two and one-half times (2 ½) the average water bill. The deposit is billed to the customer and is delinquent twenty days from the date that it is billed.
Bills for service are rendered monthly. There is a practical billing period of 30 days. The bills are delinquent twenty days after the mail date.
Failure to receive a bill in no way exempts customer from payment.
When City Corporation is unable to read a meter, after reasonable effort, the bill is based on an average, or on previous month’s bill.
Discontinuance of Service
Disconnection requests are to be made to City Corporation’s Business office @ 479-968-2105
Fees and Charges
Standard Fees and Charges
Water Tapping Fees (Plus time and materials based on the installation costs):
|5/8"||Inside||$150.00 + T & M|
|5/8"||Outside||$150.00 + T & M|
|1"||Inside||$150.00 + T & M|
|1"||Outside||$150.00 + T & M|
Meters will be billed at the actual cost of the installation based on the time and material necessary to make the installation. This is in addition to the permit fee of $150.00.
5/8” Inside City Limits Bullhead Service (two services side by side). The first service is billed at, $150.00 + T & M. The second service is billed at $150.00 + T & M.
5/8” Outside City Limits Bullhead Service (two services side by side). $300.00 + T & M for both services.
Sewer Tapping Fees (Plus time and materials based on the installation costs):
|Inside||$150.00 + T & M|
|Outside||$150.00 + T & M|
|Insufficient/Returned Check Fee||$25.00|
|Tampering Fee||$100.00 (Plus Time & Materials and/or Related Expenses)|
|Connection Charge (New/Relocating Connect Charge)||$25.00|
|3-Inch Fire Hydrant Meter Connection Charge (New/Relocating Connect Charge)||$50.00|
|Regular Hours Service Call (Repeat Trip | Water Quality Test | Leak Check | Sewer Stoppage | Pressure Check | Re-Read | Turn On/Off Water | Etc.)||$25.00|
|After Hours Service call (Turn On/Off Water | Pressure Check | Leak Check | Sewer Stoppage | Etc.)||$75.00|
|1 ½” – 2”||$100.00|
Anything exceeding a 2” meter will be billed at actual cost for the test.
Monthly Water Meter Charge
Each customer shall pay a monthly charge based on the size of the customer’s water meter, as follows:
|Size||Amount (Inside City)||Amount (Outside City)|
|1 1/2" meter||$29.66||$44.49|
Monthly Charge for a meter larger than 6″ will be based on the actual cost.
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, MUNICIPAL, & WHOLESALE OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS ARE 1 1/2 TIMES FOR METER CHARGES.
Additional Charge for Water Usage
In addition to the monthly meter charge, each customer shall be required to pay for water usage in accordance with the following schedule:
|Inside City Limits||Outside City Limits|
|$2.07/1000 for 0 – 2000 gallons||$3.11/1000 for 0 – 2000 gallons|
|$2.48/1000 for 2001 – 5000 gallons||$3.72/1000 for 2001 – 5000 gallons|
|$2.72/1000 for 5001 – above gallons||$4.08/1000 for 5001 – above gallons|
|Inside City (per 1000 gallons)||Outside City (per 1000 gallons)|
Private Fire Protection: (Fire Hydrants and Sprinkler Services)
|Size of Service Connection||Inside City Limits||Outside City Limits|
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, and PRIVATE FIRE outside the City Limits of Russellville shall be charged 1½ times the normal charges for water usage.
Surcharge for Customers Within City Limits
In addition to the monthly meter charge and the additional charge for water usage, each customer whose premises are located within the corporate limits of the City is required to pay a charge equal to 4.5% of the monthly charge for the meter and the additional charge for water usage, which is a fee City Corporation pays to the City of Russellville, somewhat like a franchise fee for the use of City rights-of-ways and their maintenance.
This is the 6.5% Arkansas State Sales Tax, 1.5% City of Russellville and 1% Pope County Tax.
Sewer service charge
Monthly residential sewer service charge is computed on the average water used in the month of January, February, and March of each year. In general, these are the months when residential customers use the least amount of water and when water issued is going into sanitary sewer for treatment.
Charges for new domestic users will be based on the water consumption of a typical user of the same or similar class until a water use history is established and the average computed. Charges for all other classes of customers (commercial, industrial, etc.) are based on the same rate but are computed each month according to the amount of water used.
Charges for all classes of customers who are located outside the City Limits of Russellville are computed at 1½ the normal rate.
Charges are computed in compliance with city ordinances and rates as follows:
All users of the system shall be charged a flat monthly fee, which includes the first 1,000 gallons of wastewater volume. All users of the system shall also be charged on a monthly basis for wastewater volume in excess of 1,000 gallons in accordance with the following schedule.
|Gallons||Inside City Rate||Outside City Rate|
|0 – 1000||$12.75 Per Month||$19.13 Per Month|
|1001 – 20000||$4.95 Per 1000 Gallons||$7.43 Per 1000 Gallons|
|20001 and above||$4.21 per 1000 Gallons||$6.32 Per 1000 Gallons|
There will be an additional monthly charge of $16.39 to those customers who require a grinder pump system.
This charge is in addition to the initial purchase price of the grinder pump and normal installation cost.
Pretreatment Program Permits Fees
For those customers who require a pretreatment permit in compliance with city ordinances shall be subject to the following fees:
|New Permit Fee (currently 5 years)||$500.00|
|Permit Renewal Fee||$500.00|
Septic Tank Haulers
Septic tank haulers dumping septic waste at our facility with approval shall be subject to the following fees:
|Permit Fee (currently 1 year)||$500.00|
|Annual Permit Renewal Fee||$500.00|
|Discharge/Dump Fees||$1.00 per gallon|
Helpful Hints On Finding A Leak
The most common water leak is a dripping faucet. Toilet leaks are also a common problem. You can detect a toilet leak by pouring bluing into toilet tank and watching for coloring to appear in the bowl of toilet. Do not flush during test.
To test for possible leak, turn off all faucets and other water outlets, and keep watch on the one gallon hand on the meter for ten or fifteen minutes. If the hand continues to move, then there is a leak; the size of the leak can be measured by timing the hand to see how long it takes to waste a given quantity.
Responsibility For Service
City Corporation owns, maintains, and repairs all of the underground water and sewer lines up to the customers water meter or property line. The customer owns and is responsible for the installation; maintenance, and repair of everything from the meter or property line in the case of sewer service into the house.
If a leak occurs on the customer’s portion of the line ( between the meter or main sewer line, generally located between the property line and the house), the customer must have the leak repaired.
The meter is normally located in the meter box near the property line. The water can be turned off at the meter in case of an emergency. The customer should have, according to the plumber’s code, their own shutoff valve located in the line between the meter and the house. The meter box should never be covered (i.e., paving, vehicles, landscaping, etc.). Shrubs, trees, etc, must be kept trimmed from around the meter box. City Corporation will trim these if not maintained by the customer.
- Water service pipe from meter box to house
- Interior plumbing lines and fixtures
- Sewer service pipe from the property line to the house
- Meter and valves
- Water main
- Meter box
- Service pipe from main to meter
- Main sewer line
- Continuous Service
City Corporation will strive to maintain service but is not liable for loss or damage caused by interruption, delay, or failure of service. However, in the event of disruption of service, every reasonable effort will be made to restore service as promptly as possible
While away from Home
When the customer plans to be away for an extended period, advanced payments are suggested to prevent an interruption of service. City Corporation offers bank draft and on-line payment options for your convienence.
If the water bill is higher than usual, and no explanations can be found, contact the City Corporation office for assistance. In most instances, a high reading is investigated before being mailed. The most common reasons for high water usage are excessive irrigation and leaking fixtures.
How to read a meter
Procedures to enable Customers to read a meter
Recordall Model 25 Badger Positive Displacement Water Meter
The 1st fixed zero digit (black), reads in the gallons and the red sweep hand takes the place of each gallon up to the tens of gallons place. The 2nd digit (black), is the tens of gallons place. The 3rd digit (black), is the hundreds of gallons place. The 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th digits (white) are read from left to right in which case this meter reads 0 or 0,000,000 gallons. The previous reading is subtracted from the present reading to calculate flow and detect leaks. This meter is equipped with a red triangular shaped flow finder, which magnifies the flow in order to detect smaller leaks. (reference picture below)