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MESSAGE FROM MAYOR JIMMY WATSON:

 

I understand the frustration and even the anger that our water customers have regarding the disruption of service and boil orders issued over the last several months. We apologize for those inconveniences and any hardships this may have caused our customers. Unfortunately, the City is required to adhere to the open bid law. We are required to accept the lowest bid. We have had some problems during this whole project. We met with our engineers, our attorney and Public Works Director to determine our legal options. Our engineers have communicated many times over the last few weeks to the contractor, our dissatisfaction with their job performance. It was determined that there is only about 40 ft of 10” pipe that has to be installed. That should be finished today. The line will then be flushed and pressure tested before it can be accepted. After that the only thing left is clean up and repairing all the sidewalks, driveways and any other damages. Please be patient until this project is complete and the City can move forward with improving infrastructure. 

The City of Walker has issued a Boil Water Advisory for a portion of our water system on Hwy 447 from Spring Creek Apartments at Travis Street northward on Hwy 447 to and including Autumn Run and Lonnie Wascom. See attached map. This advisory is due to a loss in pressure due to a water main break caused by the negligence of the sub-contractor installing a water line extension. Repairs are made and water should be restored. Water sample results should be in by Saturday morning 12/14/19. We will post updates as they become available.

Posted: Thursday, 12-12-19

3:00 p.m. 

BLANKET DRIVE:

If you would like to donate a blanket, please drop off at City Hall,

10136 Florida Blvd.  New blankets only please.  Blankets will be distributed to needy children in the community and council on aging.

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The City of Walker will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas. 

 

Keith Street is scheduled to be closed starting November 25, 2019 for up to three weeks to replace culverts. There will be detour signs in place to remind motorists to take alternate routes.  

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Walker will no longer collect City taxes.  The Livingston Parish property tax bill will now include City taxes.

 

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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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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 and drainage.  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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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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