Deposits

Utility Deposits 

Effective July 1, 2018

Residential

  • All Services $200
  • Electric $100
  • Water / Sewer $100
  • Irrigation $50
  • Solid Waste $20

Small Commercial

  • All Services $800
  • Electric $400
  • Water / Sewer $400
  • Irrigation $100
  • Solid Waste $25

Medium Commercial

  • All Services $2,900 min
  • Electric $2,500 min
  • Water / Sewer $400
  • Irrigation $100
  • Solid Waste $25

Industrial / Large Power

  • All Services $8,750 min
  • Electric $7,500 min
  • Water / Sewer $1,000
  • Irrigation $100
  • Solid Waste $250


Collections

A prior customer that has had an account turned over to a collection agency, filed bankruptcy against a City of Bentonville utility account, or your final utility bill is more than 15 days past due, your deposit will be two times the above rate.

Refund Deposit

Deposits are maintained for at least 12 months and may be refunded for good payment history. Should you close your account, any security deposit on your utility account is automatically applied to your final bill and if any credit exists it is refunded.

Deposit Waiver

Credit letters will no longer be accepted to waive deposits. The City will run a credit assessment for each applicant as part of our normal ID verification that will provide an objective credit-based deposit decision. Based on this information, customers will either have the deposit waived, pay the standard deposit, or pay the higher risk deposit.