Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm M-F
P.O. Box 580, Tioga, LA 71477-0580
1306 Third Street, Pineville, LA 71360
1306 Third Street, Pineville, LA 71360
P.O. Box 580, Tioga, LA 71477-0580
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm M-F

Water Works District No. 3

318.640.1379

Understanding Your Bill

See the explanation below for the numbered fields on your bill.


1. Code:
W = Water
DH = Fee $0.25 per month required by the Dept. of Health & Hosp.
TX = 1% sales tax for commercial customers only
 
2. Meter Reading:
Previous = Last month’s reading
Present = Current month’s reading
 
3. Usage:
Consumption of the past month (000s)
 
4. Due Date:
15 days from date bill is mailed
 
5. After Due Date Pay this Amount:
10% late fee added to original bill amount
 
6. Service From:
Date of last month’s reading
 
7. Service To:
Date of current month’s reading
Faqs
  • 1.
    How do I respond to a BOIL ADVISORY?

    If we experience a leak in our system that results in a loss of water pressure, our water may be of questionable microbiological quality. and you may be placed under a BOIL ADVISORY.  It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing foods by the following means:
           Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle or pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

    Upon notification from the Office of Public Health's State Regional Laboratory that the samples collected from our water supply have been found to be safe, the advisory will be rescinded and you will be notified that the water has been found to be safe.

  • 2.
    How is my water meter read?

    Water Works District No. 3 reads the majority of its meters electronically through radio frequency technology.  This technology allows us to collect the reading while simply driving down your street, eliminating the need to stop, get out, and open each meter box.  The result is greater accuracy of the reading and more meters can be read in less time.

  • 3.
    Where does my water come from?

    Water Works District No. 3 distributes water from seven groundwater wells and a surface water structure on Big Creek, near Pollock, Louisiana.

  • 4.
    How much water should I expect to use per day?

    American families use 183 gallons of water per day, on average, for cooking, washing, flushing, and watering purposes. The average family turns on the tap between 70-100 times daily.  About 74% of home water usage occurs in the bathroom, about 21% in the laundry room, and the other 5% in the kitchen.

  • 5.
    Is it okay to use hot water from the tap for cooking and drinking?

    No!  ALWAYS use cold water.  Hot water is more likely to contain rust, copper, and lead from household plumbing and water heaters.  These harmful substances can dissolve into hot water faster than they do into cold water, especially when the faucet has not been used for an extended period of time.
     

  • 6.
    Why do water pipes tend to break in winter?

    Liquids generally contract when frozen and become more dense; however, the unique qualities of water cause it to expand by up to 9% when it freezes.  That is why water pipes burst when temperatures reach the freezing mark.