The Utilities Department is under the direction of Utilities Director Frank Mott, and includes:
- Natural gas
- Water and wastewater services
The City Light and Water system is comprised of four utility services - electricity, natural gas, water and sewer service. The entire system is publicly owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Plaquemine. Services are provided to a total of about 12,000 customers, including residents of Plaquemine and those living in the outlying areas of the city.
Plaquemine owns its own electrical plant, and is a member of the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority (LEPA), an 18-city association in Louisiana committed to providing excellent electrical service at competitive rates for its member cities.
Street lights are owned and maintained by the City of Plaquemine. To report a non-working street light, call 225-687-2036 or 225-687-2461 during business hours. As most street light poles are now numbered, please provide the light pole number and street name and a description of the problem (for example: light not on at night or light pole is leaning or damaged).
After Hours Call Center
The City maintains an after-business hours call center that can be reached by phone at 225-687-4796, seven days a week to assure that all Public Works or Utilities emergencies are handled promptly.
The City of Plaquemine's utility services are in excellent condition due to numerous upgrades in recent years.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The city will complete a $13.5 million project to construct a new wastewater treatment plant and covert the existing plant to a pumping station in 2016. This project will provide the city with a state-of-the-art and highly efficient treatment plant. In addition, the city completed a project in 2014 to re-route treated effluent from Bayou Plaquemine to the Mississippi River. These projects will bring the city into full compliance with strict federal and state environmental regulations.
The city's electrical system has had more than $6 million in upgrades to both the substation and to electrical lines in recent years. These improvements have significantly improved the reliability of the system during strong storms, and also made the system more efficient and easier to maintain.
Sewer & Gas
The city completed more than $1 million in repairs to the city sewer and natural gas lines in 2011 and 2012 in preparation for a street overlay project.
Annual Water Quality Report
For more information view a list of our Annual Water Quality Reports.