Production Data

Beaver Water District (BWD) sells water at the wholesale rate of $1.34/1000 gallons of water (as of Oct. 1, 2017).  Clean, treated, ready-to-drink tap water is sold to four customer cities — Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville — which supply this water to more than 330,000 customers (Source: Data from each customer city as of Sept. 29, 2016). In 1973, the average daily demand for water from the District’s four wholesale customer cities — Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville — was about 15 million gallons per day (mgd). Today, the average daily demand is 51 mgd and a peak day in the summer could reach to almost 90 mgd. The daily pumping capacity at Beaver Water District’s intake at Beaver Lake is 150 mgd. The daily water treatment capacity is 140 mgd.

The three other water suppliers on Beaver Lake are Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority (a.k.a. Two-Ton), Carroll-Boone Water District, and Madison County Regional Water District.

The population of Northwest Arkansas has grown significantly during the past 50 years. For example, in 1960 there were fewer than 100,000 people living in Washington and Benton counties. Today, the combined population of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area (Northwest Arkansas) exceeds 500,000 residents. (Source: Did you know that 1 in 7 Arkansans relies on Beaver Lake for drinking water?

September 2017 Water Records

 Average Daily DemandMaximum Daily DemandTotal Monthly SoldHistoric Daily Peak
Fayetteville19.603 21.818 588.098 28.064
Springdale18.30921.852 549.278 27.072
Rogers11.750 13.227 352.514 17.451
Bentonville12.831 14.017 384.942 15.440
BWD TOTAL62.49467.7471874.83284.143

Maximum Daily Demand is NOT the sum of the individual Maximum Daily Demands. The individual Maximum Daily Demand for each city does not necessarily occur on the same day of the month.

**Demand is expressed in millions of gallons per day (mgd) and represents water sold.**