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Steve Saum

Welcome To Hope Water & Light!

Thank you for visiting our website!  Hope Water & Light is the provider of the electrical and water needs for the City of Hope, Arkansas and portions of Hempstead County. We pride ourselves in being a reliable, customer focused and community oriented service provider. My name is Steve Saum, the current General Manager of Hope Water & Light and I would like to take this opportunity to convince you that you are in the right place to live, do business and prosper.

Hope Water & Light is operated as a municipal entity, connected to the City through a 5 member Water & Light Commission. We provide the electrical and water needs to approximately 6,500 electric customers and 4,500 water customers. We are a wholesale customer of electricity through Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an affiliate of American Electric Power (AEP), providing a strong connection to the electric grid in the southwest. We provide clean, abundant water with 9, locally owned deep wells tapped into the Tokio and Nacatoch aquifers and a raw water intake on the Little River, attached to our 6 MGD water treatment facility. Our services are strong, reliable and expertly managed by a trained staff of over 45 employees.

The City of Hope is a family oriented, business friendly community in southwest Arkansas. It is located on the I-30 corridor, within a short drive to Little Rock, Texarkana and Shreveport, LA. Our Economic Development organization, Hope Hempstead County Economic Development, is a member of the Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance, providing business opportunities to both large and small entities. Our current business partners include Tyson Foods, Klipsch, Southern Bakeries, Georgia Pacific, New Millennium Building System, Amerities and others.

The City is the birthplace of President William Jefferson Clinton and former Governor Mike Huckabee.  We have educational ties to the University of Arkansas through our University of Arkansas Community College Hope (UACCH). We are connected to the world with a local Amtrak station and close proximity to the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock and the Texarkana Regional Airport in Texarkana. The fertile soils of our region have produced world record-setting watermelons which are displayed at the renowned annual Hope Watermelon Festival held in August each year. Hope is a family oriented, faith based community that provides for a relaxed lifestyle at a very affordable price.

Once again, thank you for visiting and please feel free to contact us for more information about Hope Water & Light or the community.

Respectfully yours,

Steve Saum

       
       
       
       
      Hope Water & Light | 105 N. Elm St. | P.O. Box 2020 | Hope, AR 71802  |  Phone: (870)-777-3000
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