The City of Rector provides water utility services. Other amenities such as cable, telephone, internet, sanitation and gas services are provided by third party suppliers.
Rector Water Department
Rector Water Department — located at City Hall at 409 Stewart Street.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Phone: 870 595-3035.
Members of the utilities staff include:
Administration — Teresa Roofe, mayor; Kim Romine, administrative assistant, Linda Robinson, Rector Water Department office manager
Water/Sewer Maintenance — Todd Watson (superintendent), Brad Green and Jerry Mansfield.
Street Dept. Maintenance — Todd Watson (superintendent), David Jones & Mike Dowdy.
Also summer employees – Steve Horton and Eric Cole
The city maintains a modern water/sewer system with three deep wells, a 250,000-gallon storage tank and a lagoon/sand-filter sanitation system. Additionally, the city recently purchased several generators to maintain the water/sewer system in the event of an emergency, as well as provide electricity for the city hall and community center.
Smith & Company our of Poplar Bluff serves as the city’s engineer.
The city also maintains an animal control center. Animal Control Officer, David Jones is responsible for the facility and for responding for reports of stray animals. The animal control facility is located at the end of South Main Street. You can contact them Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at (870) 240-3035.
Other Service Providers
Cable (Telephone/Television/Internet) — NewWave Communications, headquartered in Sikeston, Mo.; 1-888-863-9928; area office, 216 East Main, Piggott, AR. http://www.newwavecom.com
Telephone (Telephone/Internet) — CenturyTel, headquartered in Monroe, La.; residential, 1-800-201-4099; business, 1-800-201-4102; repair, 1-800-824-2877; high-speed internet, 1-800-809-1410; dial-up internet, 1-888-872-7313. Visit their website: http://www.centurylinkdeals.com/
Telephone — Vonage: https://www.vonage.com/business/ and 1-877-386-2193
Satellite TV — DirectTV call 1-877-479-8792 or visit the website: www.directvdeals.com/directv-internet
Satellite TV — DISH: http://www.usdish.com/
Satellite Internet — Exede Satellite Internet Services: http://www.exede.com
Satellite Internet — Hughesnet Satellite Internet Services http://internet.hughesnet.com/satellite-internet/
Electrical — Entergy Arkansas, headquartered in Blytheville; customer service/emergencies, 1-800-368-3749; power outages, 1-800-968-8243; area office, 221 SW 2nd, Walnut Ridge, AR, 870-886-3521. http://www.entergy-arkansas.com/
Natural Gas — Source Gas is now Black Hills Energy, located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Local office is 533 N. 10th Street, Blytheville, AR 72316-0267:emergencies (day), 1-800-563-0012. http://www.sourcegas.com . Until the transition is complete continue to use the Source Gas mailing address and phone numbers.
Solid Waste — Shelton Sanitation, P.O. Box 328, Rector, AR 72461, phone 870-597-2000.
Security – ADTSecurity, yourlocalsecurity.com/packages