Electricity inside the city limits of Clarksville is provided by the Clarksville Light & Water Company. In April of 2014 the CL&W Company issued a rate adjustment that translates into an approximate 5% annual savings for the community’s largest industrial and commercial users of electricity.
RATE SCHEDULE P (LARGE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL)
Availability: At any point on the existing facilities having adequate capacity and suitable voltage for delivery of service from the Company's distribution system.
Application: For electric service required by customer on the premises supplied through one (1) point of delivery. Not applicable to resale, shared, standby or supplementary service.
Character of Service: Single-phase or three-phase sixty (60) cycle and at one (1) standard delivery voltage required by customer and available at customer service location where service is delivered and metered.
Net Monthly Rate: For consumption beginning with April billing cycle meter readings each year.
- Base/Customer Charge - $100.00
- Per KW Demand Charge - $3.50
- First 100 hrs of use of Billing Demand - $0.0276
- Next 260 hrs of use of Billing Demand - $0.0233
- All Additional Kwh - $0.0215
Base/Customer Charge Monthly Bill: A fixed charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00) will be charged on a monthly basis regardless of consumption quantity plus the demand charge as computed under the above schedule; or such amount as may be required by the Company when necessary to justify the investment required to provide the service.
Determination of Maximum Demand: The customer's maximum demand shall be the maximum rate at which energy is used for any period of thirty (30) consecutive minutes of the month for which the bill is rendered as shown by the Company's demand meter, but shall not be considered to be less than fifty (50) KWH.
Determination of Billing Demand: The billing demand upon which the demand charge is based shall be the maximum demand as determined above corrected for power factor as set forth under Power Factor Clause, provided that no billing demand shall be considered as less than the highest billing demand previously determined during a twelve (12) month period ending with the current month.
Power Factor Clause: The consumer shall at all times take and use power in such a manner that the power factor shall be as nearly one hundred percent (100%) as possible, but when the average power factor as determined by continuous measurement of lagging reactive kilovolt ampere hours is less than ninety-five percent (95%) the billing demand shall be determined by multiplying the maximum demand, measured by the demand meter for the billing period by ninety-five percent (95%) and dividing the product thus obtained by the actual average power factor expressed in percent. The company may, at its option, use for adjustment the power factor as determined by test during periods of normal operation of the consumer's equipment instead of the average power factor.
Primary Service Discount: When all of the following conditions are met, a discount of five percent (5%) of the net monthly bill computed will be allowed:
- The customer takes service at 12,500y/7.200 volts.
- The customer owns, maintains, and operates all equipment on customer's side of point of delivery.
When the customer qualifies and elects to take primary service, but the company chooses to meter on the load side of the customer's transformers, the five percent (5%) discount shall be allowed, but the KWH billed shall be increased by the amount of the transformer losses computed as follows:
One percent (1%) of the total KVA rating of the customer's transformers times seven hundred thirty (730) hours.
Secondary Service/Primary Metering Discount: When the customer does not qualify for the five percent (5%) primary service discount and the Company chooses to meter on the supply side of the Company's transformers, the five percent (5%) primary service discount will not be allowed, but the KWH shall be decreased by the amount of the transformer losses computed as follows:
One percent (1%) of the total KVA rating of the Company's transformers times seven hundred thirty (730) hours. The decrease in KWH shall not exceed five percent (5%) of metered KWH.
Fuel Adjustment: The above energy charges will be increased or decreased to reflect the charge in the cost of fuel and purchased power incurred by the Company for the supply of service hereunder, as prescribed in Fuel Adjustment Clause.
Taxes: The net monthly bill is subject to the addition of all local, state and federal taxes levied on power bills.
Payment: Payment shall be due fifteen (15) days from the billing date and if not paid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day following the billing date, a late charge of ten percent (10%) may be added to the bill.
Contract Period: Contracts under this schedule shall be for not less than one (1) year, but longer contracts (subject also to special minimum guarantees) may be necessary in cases warranted by special circumstances or unusually large investments by the Company.
For more information on Electric Rates visit CL&W rate schedule.
Utilities – Waste Water
Base/Customer Charge Monthly Bill: A fixed fee shall be charged on a monthly basis regardless of consumption quantity based upon the customer class:
- Residential - $7.50
- Commercial - $10.00
- Large Commercial/Industrial - $100.00
- Per 1,000 gallons plus monthly rate of - $4.50
The schedule of charges as described in above sections shall be adjusted on meter readings starting on October 1st, beginning 2015 and each subsequent year by the amount of increase in the South Urban Unadjusted Consumer Price Index (CPIU) as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by amount reported, but NOT to exceed three (3%) percent (whichever is less) for the preceding calendar year. IF the CPIU declines during the previous calendar year the rate adjustment will be zero (0%) percent.* This adjustment only effects the consumption water rates for retail inside and outside customers, commercial, large commercial/industrial, and wholesale customers.
* Example: If CPIU for 2014 equals 2.0% for the calendar year (January to December), the rates will increase 2.0% in October of 2015. If CPIU equals 3.25% for the 2014 calendar year the rates will increase a maximum of 3%. If the CPIU for the calendar year of 2014 drops by -1%, the rates will remain unchanged.
A copy of the revised consumption for rates shall be posted on the Clarksville Light & Water website.
The Clarksville Light & Water Commission shall be authorized to regulate the percentage (%) adjustment on the annual basis at a percentage (%) below the published CPIU increase if the retained earnings of the utility remains at a reasonable and sustainable amount based upon its annual budgetary projections.
For more information on Water Rates click (3) here.
Water inside the city limits of Clarksville is provided by the Clarksville Light & Water Company.
Clarksville is blessed with abundant, affordable, clean water and has 2 sources to draw from. The primary water source for Clarksville is Piney Bay, a large tributary to the Arkansas River. In 2015 the CL&W treatment plant underwent an expansion project that significantly increased the daily usage capacity from 12 million gallons to approximately 16 MGD. The expansion was built to accommodate future growth of the community and has the potential to expand capacity to 24 MGD in relatively short order.
The city has a secondary (back up) water source in Lake Ludwig. Lake Ludwig is a 300-acre lake located just 5 miles north of the city. It was the primary water source for Clarksville until 1993 when the Piney Bay Water Project was completed.
Industrial Water User Monthly Base Charge - $100.00
Water Rate Schedule
(per thousand gallons)
First 2,000 Gallons
Next 5,500 Gallons
Next 17,500 Gallons
Next 75,500 Gallons
Next 400,000 Gallons
Next 500,000 Gallons
Next 1,000,000 Gallons
The schedule of charges shall be adjusted on meter readings starting on October 1st, beginning 2015 and each subsequent year by the amount of increase in the South Urban Unadjusted Consumer Price Index (CPIU) as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by amount reported, but NOT to exceed three (3%) percent (whichever is less) for the preceding calendar year. IF the CPIU declines during the previous calendar year the rate adjustment will be zero (0%) percent.
For more information on Water Rates visit Rates.