Install New Water Meter

To have a new water meter installed on your property there are several items to be considered.

Does your property have access to our water system?

Our water system extends south of the city of Western Grove located on Hwy 65 to the city of Gilbert on Hwy 333 just south of Saint Joe. Please contact our office to inquire about your property.  Office phone 870-439-2500 Monday through Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM or you can leave a phone message and we will be glad to return your call.

After you determine that water is available to your property you will need to either have a Septic Tank Permit from a Perk Test (Soil Analysis) or a letter of exemption for 10 or more acres.  The letter of exemption can be obtained from Billy Joe Rea, County Sanitarian at 870-448-3374.  This is required by the State of Arkansas and enforced by the Arkansas Department of Health.  If you have any questions concerning this please give us a call or speak with the county sanitarian.

The fee for haveing a new water meter installed are as follows:

Connection Fee               $660.00

Water meter deposit        $50.00/residence


Inspection Fee                $40.00 from water meter to yard hydrant or existing home or mobil home

                                     $130.00 for a new home

                                     The plumbing inspector is Larry Evans who is licensed by the Arkansas Dept of Health.

                                      Larry Evans contact numbers are Home 870-741-8447 Cell 870-715-8115

                                      Larry requires a 24 hour notice for an inspection.  All emergency trips and

                                      Sunday inspections will include a milage charge of $ .50 per mile.


SPG requires the following items to be installed for a new water service line:

           Schedule 40 PVC Pipe or greater

           Dual Check backflow preventor (Watts#7)

           Pressure Regulator

           Ball or Gate Valve