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The boil advisory has been lifted as of Friday, September 20, 2019 approximately 9:00 a.m. 

The water is safe for consumption.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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WATER LINE REPAIR/BOIL ADVISORY UPDATE: Posted 9/18/19 6:38 p.m.
 
Repairs are currently underway and are expected to be complete within the next couple hours at which time water and water pressure will be restored. The lines will be flushed to eliminate any brown water. The boil advisory will be lifted once the water samples results are in within a couple days. We will continue provide updates.
    

WATER LINE UPDATE:  Posted 9/18/19 at 5:00 p.m. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work on getting the water restored.  Please be aware that once the water is restored, there is the chance of brown water. As you are aware, historically manganese has been an issue in our water supply causing brown water.  Remember, this is not harmful, due to the pressure loss during the water line repair process manganese may be disrupted in the lines.  We will continue to flush the lines until the water is clear.  We hope to have this issue resolved soon and will send out further updates.     

At approximately 11:00 a.m. today a subcontractor working in the Walker area extending a water line on Hwy. 447 North accidentally hit a water main causing a loss of pressure and some areas do not have water. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause our residents. Crews were dispatched to the area immediately to make repairs. As the City of Walker embraces growth and expansion of our area, we work diligently to take every precaution possible to prevent these types of events from happening, however, sometimes there are unforeseen issues that occur. A precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued to the area of Hwy. 447 North to Lonnie Wascom Rd. This includes all roads off Hwy. 447 in this area. Once repairs are complete, investigative samples will be collected and analyzed at the Louisiana Department of Health Lab. Once LDH notifies the City of Walker that all samples are clear, we will notify news media to spread the word in the area.

 

 

 

 

Ribbon Cutting for Beach Cities Commercial Inc - Nov 6, 2014 - Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Espresso Geaux will also have a GRAND OPENING on

Sunday, September 22 from 11:00-1:00 at Jody's Music. 

 

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Please note that the URL to make utility payments online has recently changed.  Please be sure to update the URL on your computers to be sure the correct link is reached. 

The new link is: 

https://walker-la.azurewebsites.net/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F

 

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

(click above for details)

 The City of Walker is accepting REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL

for Property Management Services.

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The City of Walker is proud to share an update on the many ongoing improvements/updgrades at Sidney Hutchinson Park.

 

 

 

 

PENDARVIS LANE IMPROVEMENTS COMING SOON

The City of Walker has been awarded grant money for improvements on Pendarvis Lane. The first stages of the project are beginning now with the Engineers, Forte and Tablada marking areas with flags and paint down Pendarvis Lane.  The project will include overlaying/road repairs, drainage and sidewalks.  There are three phases to the project with Phase I scheduled to start 2019-2020; Phase II - 2020-2021; and Phase III  - 2021-2022. 

Completion date is unknown at this time.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of positive improvements in the area.

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 Click the image below for a list of job openings

  

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City of Walker Begins Advanced Metering Installation

Wireless water meter reading improves efficiency

CITY OF WALKER, LOUISIANA – The CITY OF WALKER will begin installation of an advanced metering system from Utility Metering Solutions (UMS). Advanced metering technology enables the wireless transmission of water meter readings directly to the CITY OF WALKER Public Works department. This innovative system will collect multiple reads per day, allowing for better leak detection, billing accuracy, and improved customer service.

“Utility Metering Solutions is a leader in the deployment of utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation, and supports our commitment to maintaining a high quality of life for our citizens through cost-effective, innovative programs. The new system will also help the CITY OF WALKER analyze and efficiently detect and minimize water loss.” “Advanced metering also supports our commitment to preserving and protecting our environment by reducing carbon emissions as a result of taking meter readers off of the road, enhancing our ability to quickly detect and stop leaks, and providing customers with up-to-date water usage data so they can improve their efforts to conserve."

The upgrade which is planned to begin June 2019 is expected to take approximately 5 months to complete, Customers will receive a letter/notice prior to installation beginning in their area. During installation, contractors working on behalf of the CITY OF WALKER will interrupt water service and replace the existing water meter. Before leaving the site, crews will test the new water meter by running about 1 to 2 gallons of water from an exterior hose or faucet. Door hangers will be left at the main entrance to the property informing the customer of the status of the visit.   

Contractors will be supervised by CITY OF WALKER staff, will carry UMS badges, wear yellow UMS tee-shirts, jackets or vests, and have successfully completed a comprehensive background check; contractor vehicles will also be clearly marked with the “UMS” logo.

To learn more, please contact Ira Cook at (225) 664-3123.

 

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Waste Management has removed the recycle bin located on Ball Park Road.  The City has decided to discontinue recycling services due to continuous improper usage and contamination of recycling materials.   The City holds two city wide clean up days a year, and we will add a recycle bin on those occasions in the future.   You can contact Waste Management for other drop off locations near your area.   

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in receiving text messages from the City of Walker Utility Department regarding water boil advisories, due date reminders, disconnect dates and other information text TOWUTILITIES to 888777.  You will receive a text back requiring a passcode to join.  The passcode is: utilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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