Clean, treated, ready-to-drink tap water is sold at the wholesale rate of $1.46/1000 gallons of water to four customer cities – Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. Each city supplies this water to more than 358,000 customers.
There is a total of four water districts/suppliers on Beaver Lake and each has an allocation of space within the lake’s conservation pool for their water supply. Each district makes an annual payment to the United States government for their pro-rata share of the costs of operating and maintaining the reservoir and repayment of the capital investment in the dam and reservoir. Beaver Lake is the drinking water source for more than half a million people.