CITY CORPORATION PARTNERS
City of Russellville – www.russellvillearkansas.org
In April of 1985, City Corporation was formed as a non-profit corporation for the sole purpose of creating an entity that could enter into an agreement with the City of Russellville to operate the water and wastewater systems as allowed by state law (Ark. Code Ann. §§14-199-701 and 14-199-301.) In May of 1985, the City of Russellville and City Corporation entered into a five year agreement defining the terms of the partnership with regard to the leasing of the assets, periodic reporting requirements, and other terms of the agreement. While City Corporation is responsible for the day to day operations of the water and wastewater systems, the City of Russellville owns all of the assets and leases those assets to City Corporation as defined in the lease agreement. The agreement states that City Corporation will pay the City of Russellville 4.5% of gross water charges for the lease. The lease agreement can be extended by one year on an annual basis if mutually approved by the Russellville City Council and City Corporation Board of Directors. The Russellville City Council sets all rates and fees regarding water and wastewater services provided through City Corporation and also approves the new City Corporation Board Member on an annual basis. This year, we are enjoying our 30th year of this great working relationship and extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Russellville City Council, city staff and all the citizens of Russellville for their continued support and confidence expressed through the annual extension of the agreement.
Waste Management – www.wm.com
Beginning in October of 2009, City Corporation has handled all the billing services for solid waste collection on behalf of the City of Russellville through an agreement with Waste Management, the current contractor for collecting solid waste and recycling. We are not involved in any aspect of the waste collection and disposal services other than the billing related items specifically. All other issues are directly relayed to the city. We have worked jointly with the City of Russellville and Waste Management on a contract that has proven to be beneficial to all parties involved which leads to lower operating costs and savings to the Russellville citizens through low sanitation rates. We have also been able to utilize our experience and billing records for leverage in collecting bad debts on behalf of Waste Management which has also led to keeping rates at low levels. We are pleased with the support and cooperation that we continue to receive from the City of Russellville and Waste Management with regards to the billing arrangement and hope to continue to provide such services for the citizens of Russellville.
Tri-County Regional Water District – www.tcrw.org
The Tri-County Regional Water District was formed in 1957 and has been a partner with the City of Russellville and/or City Corporation since that time. City Corporation currently provides water to Tri-County Regional Water District at a wholesale rate which is calculated annually based on the cost of service to treat and pump the water to their metering points. City Corporation provides water to Tri-County through five metering points primarily on the northern end of Russellville. The volume of water sold to Tri-County ranges from approximately 35 to 45 million gallons per month, which make them our largest customer as they account for approximately 20% of our water sold in a normal year. Tri-County has a rural service area that covers 400 square miles in Pope, Yell and Logan counties and it is estimated that the amount of water that they currently purchase from City Corporation comprises around 70% of their total water sold. We appreciate the great working relationship we have with Tri-County staff and their Board of Directors and value them as not only our largest customer but a critical partner in providing exceptional water service to the River Valley.
City of Dover
City Corporation currently receives and treats all of the wastewater from the customers of the City of Dover. The wastewater is generated from their customers within the city limits and those along the transmission pipes between Dover and Russellville. The City of Dover currently has approximately 615 customers in Dover and 32 customers between Dover and Russellville. The Wastewater is collected and transmitted south through a series of pump stations and pipes and terminates at a metering station at the Pope County Fairgrounds where it enters our large 42” pipeline which conveys it to our plant on Jimmy Lyle Road. In accordance with an agreement that has been in place since 1994, the City of Dover currently bears the full expense of the collection and delivery of the wastewater to the metering station. City Corporation charges the City of Dover at the Municipal wastewater rate for the volumes measured at that location. The City of Dover has their own water treatment plant and serve customers in and around Dover but they also have a backup connection to the City Corporation water system that they use from time to time as conditions warrant. We at City Corporation extend our appreciation to the City of Dover for this longstanding partnership and hope that we can continue to work together for the benefit of all of us in the River Valley.
City of London
City Corporation currently provides water to the City of London at a municipal rate which is set by city ordinance. Water is provided through a single meter located near the London city limits. The volume of water sold to London is approximately 2 to 2.5 million gallons per month. The City of London provides water to approximately 625 customers with 85% of those located within the London city limits. The City of London has their own wastewater plant and provides wastewater collection and treatment services to their customers in and around London. We appreciate the longstanding partnership with the City of London that began back in 1976 made possible through the continued support from the Mayor of London, his staff and his City Council.
Russellville Water Pipeline Suburban Improvement District No. 2.
In 1980, a group of residents east of Russellville near the nuclear power plant formed an improvement district for the sole purpose of extending water and providing service to the small community of homeowners. At that time, the members of the newly created Russellville Water Pipeline Suburban Improvement District #2 (RWPSID#2) entered into an agreement to purchase water from City Corporation at the municipal rate to supply the district in an amount not to exceed 400,000 gallons per month. Water is provided through a single meter located near the nuclear plant and the district owns and operates everything past the meter including maintenance, meter reading and billing for the system. The volume of water sold to RWPSID#2 London is approximately 230,000 gallons per month. We appreciate the relationship we have had with RWPSID#2 for the past 35 years and hope for many more years of continued cooperation and support.