If all U.S. households practiced water conservation measures and installed water saving features such as low-flow shower heads or faucet aerators, water use would decrease by 30 percent, saving an estimated 5.4 billion gallons per day.

Did You Know?

  • The average family of four uses 255 gallons of water a day, 1,785 gallons a week, and 7,650 gallons per month.
  • A single toilet flush uses approximately 5-7 gallons of water.
  • Taking a shower will use approximately 5-10 gallons per minute. A 15-minute shower will use 75-150 gallons.
  • Your kitchen or bathroom sink uses approximately 4-5 gallons a minute.
  • One dishwasher load uses approximately 4-5 gallons a minute.
  • Washing clothes uses approximately 35 gallons per load. 

IF YOUR WATER BILL SEEMS HIGH here's what might be happening:

  • Dripping faucets
  • Toilets running
  • Seasonal Usage. If you have a seasonal fluctuation in your bill, consider your outside water use. Have you been watering your lawn and garden, filling a pool, or washing your car? Any extra water usage can add up.
  • Leak. Look at your water meter to determine if you have an internal plumbing leak: If the red pointer on your meter is moving, and you are certain no water is being used at the time, this indicates there is an internal leak. The first place to check is your toilet or faucets. Call our office at 337-354-2800 for more information on how to identify leaks.
  • Additional Charges. Determine if there are any additional charges on your bill this month. There may be an additional charge due to a deposit fee, an Administrative fee, A Turn ON/OFF Fee, or state fees.
  • Rate Increase. Water/Sewer Rates: Water & Wastewater Utilities will send a notice to customers on the bill whenever our water and/or sewer rates change. Rates are regulated by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.   

Remember to check for these issues regularly.

Water costs money, don't waste it!  


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