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Senior Utilities Assistance Available at City of Zachary Starting December 1, 2017

Posted by zachary on November 15, 2017

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.