Purpose of the AWWCC
The AWWCC was formed by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1969 to protect the general health, safety, and welfare of Arkansans by regulating water well construction and pump installation. The AWWCC’s rules provide a framework for proper development of underground water in an efficient, orderly, sanitary, reasonable and safe manner.
Composition of the Commission
The Commission is composed of 7 members, including the director of the Department of Health; the director of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission; a person recommended by the Arkansas Heat Pump Association, the EnviroEnergy Group, or another ground water source industry association; two water well drillers located southeast of the fall line in Arkansas; and two water well drillers located southwest of the fall line.