Arkansas's Water-use Registration Program provides protection to insure that the state's water resources are here for everyone to use, for centuries to come. In accordance with state laws, any non-domestic user of groundwater that has the potential to withdraw at least 50,000 gallons a day (35 gpm flow rate) or any user of surface water that withdraws 1 acre-foot (325,851 gals.) or more per year, must report their monthly withdrawals between October 1 through March 1, each year, to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.
How to Register a Withdrawal Site:
First determine the category of water usage for the well or surface water withdrawal site to be registered:
If you would like more information on the water-use registration program, click on the links to the various informational fact sheets.
- Water-use Registration Overview and Data Summary
- Water-use Registration Fact Sheet
- Water-use Registration Crop List
- Proper Care of Unused Wells
- Fact Sheet on Well Metering Law
- Delinquent Water User Fact Sheet
- Arkansas Aquifer List
For more information about water use contact:
Mike Guess, Water Use Specialist
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 350 Little Rock AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-3953 Fax: (501) 682-1991