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Approximately 81,000. The meters are read manually by a Meter Reader.
Approximately 65,000. The amount varies each month depending on how many accounts are set up,
The monthly water service includes a customer charge and a usage charge. The customer charge will always appear on your water bill regardless of how much or how little water you use. It is the service charge that helps recover the cost of meter reading and maintaining the water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The water usage charge is for the amount of water you use during the month.
The wastewater usage charge for residential customers is based on an average of the amount of water you used during the previous winter months (AWC) or your current month's use, whichever is less.
The wastewater usage charge for non-residential customers is based on your current month's use.
Wastewater is the used water that goes down the drain in homes and businesses. The wastewater is collected in the City's wastewater collection system and treated at the Lucas or the North Regional Wastewater Plants.
View the Average Winter Consumption page for details.
Reading your water meter(s) regularly helps to identify any changes in your water use over time and can act as a trigger for maintenance. By taking meter readings on a regular basis, you can identify problems in water use without having to call a plumber.
Once you understand your normal water use patterns, change the reading frequency to every two weeks so you can keep a close eye on any intermittent problems which may occasionally pop up.
Tap water has it all over bottled water.
It makes sense for financial, health, and environmental reasons to kick the bottle.
Public Works/Solid Waste: 318-673-6300
On the top left-hand corner, there is a graph that illustrates usage. It shows how much was used this billing cycle, last month's billing cycle, and the usage a year ago.
You may contact customer service at 318-673-5510.
The Department of Water & Sewerage has divided Shreveport into 19 geographical areas - - one for each working day of the month. Where you live determines the day your meter is read, the date your bill is mailed, and the date your payment is due.
To ensure that our customers are charged fairly, the Department of Water and Sewerage uses meters to measure water consumption. We routinely replace meters to ensure their accuracy. Your meter is read monthly by a trained meter reader who uses a handheld computer. The computer will reject any unusual reading that is out of normal usage pattern. This feature ensures that meters are read accurately.
After the information on the handheld is entered into the mainframe computer, the meter reading is checked against narrower standards of your historical use (this is called a pre-bill audit). If the reading appears too high or too low, another meter reading will be taken before the bill is prepared. Even though we strive for perfection, on occasions a meter will be misread. If you ever have a question about your meter reading or your water bill, please call us at 318-673-5510. We will be happy to check it out for you.
First, you need to find your water meter. Generally, your water meter is located in the front of your property between the edge of the road pavement and your property line. It is housed in an in-ground meter box, which helps protect it from the elements. Carefully remove the lid by using a screwdriver or pliers. Visually examine the area around the meter to make sure there are no harmful insects or other animals. If you have a problem locating your meter, please call the Call Center at 318-673-5510 for assistance.
Second, your water meter has a set of dials, similar to the odometer of a car, that rotate as water passes through the meter, whether used or lost. With your back to the house, simply read the numbers from left to right to get a reading. Compare this reading to the "current" reading on the statement.
If your reading is not correct (high or low) on your current statement please call the Department of Water and Sewerage at 318-673-5510 as soon as possible to have your meter re-read.
Yes, you can have your service meter re-read if you believe that an error in reading has occurred. There is no charge to re-read your meter if the original reading is found to be incorrect. If the original reading is found to be correct, there will be a $20 charge for the re-read.
The bathroom is where you can make the most substantial reduction in personal water use. More than 50% of the water used in an average home is used in the bathroom.
Visit the Environmental Protection Agency's Start Saving page for more information.
You can conserve water in your kitchen without sacrificing taste and cleanliness.
Many washing machines use 40 or more gallons of water per load, whether the washer is stuffed full or loaded with only a couple of socks.
There are 2 methods you may check to see if you have a private leak.
The Department of Water and Sewerage reminds its customers that toilet leaks waste hundreds of gallons of water each day.
The good news is that toilet leaks are easy to diagnose and fix. Simply put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 10 to 15 minutes. If the water in the bowl is colored, you have a leak. Most toilet leaks are the result of deteriorated flappers and outflow tubes that are simple and inexpensive to repair.
Also, remember unnecessary flushes can waste up to five gallons of water per flush. Don't use your toilet for a trash can.