Utility Billing/Cashier Director
The City of Zachary welcomes Monica Jackson, who will serve as the Utility Billing/Cashier Director. She will officially take this post on March 27, 2017. She joins our team after a successful career in the banking and business development industry. Mayor David Amrhein introduced her to the City Council on March 14, 2017.
The City of Zachary offers water, gas, sewer and garbage. Not every home in Zachary has all services. And there are different rates for customers who are inside and outside our city limits.
All water and gas meter readings are the responsibility of the City of Zachary. The City of Zachary reads meters on a monthly basis. In 2004, the City of Zachary mounted a citywide effort to improve the City’s water and gas metering. In an attempt to provide better service, the City combined technology by installing an automatic meter reading system (AMR). This enabled the City to reduce meter reading time and manpower, provide highly reliable and accurate meters, as well as gain the ability to link meter data transfer to the billing process. Getting familiar with where your water meter is located and how it works is easy to do and can be very helpful to you in monitoring your property’s water use and any potential leaks.
Any citizen needing assistance with water, sewer and gas issues can contact this office or stop by this location. This phone number will also serve for after hours and emergency assistance.
Walk-in payments can be made in person at the City of Zachary Utilities Payment Office, located at 4650 Main Street, phone number 225 654-6871. An on-line bill payment option is available for your convenience on the city website.
Please note, if you are currently on cut-off or disconnected and choose to make a payment online, you will not be reconnected until the following work day.
Senior Utility Assistance Program
The City of Zachary is offering a Senior Utility Assistance program starting December 1, 2017. The rate reduction is available to certain seniors within the corporate limits of the City of Zachary who meet the qualifications. To be eligible for the discount, applicants must have an active City of Zachary water/garbage account for their residence, and an individual water meter in their name or spouse’s name. Discount will not include sewer fees, late charges, interest or other associated fees.
Applicants will be asked to sign an affidavit stating they meet the qualifications for the Senior Utility Assistance Program. Eligibility must be established every three years. To maintain eligibility, customer must sign a new application on or before the date of the previous application. The City of Zachary and its employees may audit to verify net annual income for the entire household associated with the account at any time during the existence of the reduced account relationship. Falsifying information or failing to notify a change in eligibility status may lead to termination of water service and recovery of past discounts.
Qualification for (36 month) application includes:
Applicant must be 65 years of age or older on or before January 31st of the year of filing the application for exemption.
Net annual income for the most recent year end for the entire household associated with the account is less than $36,000 dollars.
To apply, please pick up an application at the City of Zachary Utility Office, located at 4650 Main Street, complete and return to same location. The application is also available here. For questions, please contact the City of Zachary Utilities/Billing Department at 225 654-6871 Monday through Thursday, 7am – 5:30 p.m.