Natural Resources

Efficiently and responsibly managing and protecting our water and land resources for the sustainability, health, safety, and economic benefit of the State of Arkansas

Water-use Registration

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.

For more information about water use contact:

Hayleigh Varnell
Arkansas Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Division
10421 W Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 682-3966