Welcome to Village Water System Inc.
Welcome to Village Water System Inc. We are a non-profit cooperative serving rural residential customers in the Princeton and Red Chute area in East Bossier Parish. Our mission is to provide safe, clean water to our area customers. Our offices are located on Hwy 80 in Haughton, Louisiana.
Village Water System, Inc.,(VWS) is a non-profit member owned water utility corporation, it was formed in 1967 with the sole purpose of serving the citizens of the Haughton area with potable water. The water system is independent of the nearby cities and is governed by the by the Public Service Commission. Under the auspice of a seven member elected board and through a perpetual agreement with its members the system is obligated to serve all residences, businesses, and industries within the limits of the system. Currently we serve over 3500 active meters and a population estimated to be over 12,000 members. The system spans along the LA State Hwy 80/I-20 corridor, from the Bossier City Limit on the west to just inside the Webster Parish on the east side and extends up to six miles north and south with I-20 forming the majority of the southern boundary. VWS is served by 18 wells with a distribution system consisting of eight water plants, twelve storage tanks with a storage capacity of over two million gallons of water. Monthly production averages approximately twenty million gallons during cooler months and over thirty million gallons during the summer months
Monday, May 23, 2016 4:34pm
Boil Advisory 05/23/2016 A water boil advisory has been issued for some members of the Village Water System in the Princeton/Haughton area. Because of an emergency repair on the main line that feeds your area, the water has been turned off due to a contractor boring into our line on Highway 80. The water boil advisory is effective immediately for those with a complete loss of water. Loss of pressure while not suffering a complete loss of water does not require a boil advisory. The boil advisory includes the area extending from: Highway 80 around the Princeton/Haughton area. The advisory has been issued as a precaution after the water was turned off to fix the main line and will be in effect until further notice. It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it by boiling it for at least 1 full minute. Water used in fountain drinks, ice, teeth brushing, and in food preparation should all be boiled.
New Water Rates
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 9:23am
P. O. BOX 96
PRINCETON, LA. 71067
TEL. (318) 949-0223
FAX (318) 949-9518
In April of 2015, the Board of Directors sent a letter to all members stating their intention to seek a rate increase. As announced in the same letter and required by the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) a members meeting was scheduled for 16 June 2015. During the 16 June meeting the VWS Board of Directors voted unanimously to seek a rate increase via the LPSC. On 24 February 2016, the LPSC approved the requested rate increase.
Accordingly, VWS rates will change beginning on xxxxxx. Additionally, please note that a number of the VWS fees for services have changed to meet LPSC guidelines.
VWSs new rates are as follows:
0 2,000 Gallons $20.00
Each Additional 1,000 Gallons $ 4.75
0 15,000 Gallons $45.00
Each Additional 1,000 Gallons $ 5.00
TRAILER COURT RATES
0 10,000 Gallons $45.00
Each Additional 1,000 Gallons $ 5.00
CONNECTION FEE $30.00
This charge is to cover the administrative cost of re-establishing service and with reading the meter upon a change of customer where service has previously been established.
DISCONNECT/RE-CONNECTION FEE $30.00
This charge is for re-establishing service after disconnection for non-payment, failure to make deposit, fraudulent or seasonal use.
This charge will include all labor and materials for the installation of the service line and meter and any other cost associated with the initial installation.
¾ Meter (W/out Road Bore) $897.00
1 Meter (W/out Road Bore) $1,070.00
¾ Meter (With Road Bore) $1,012.50
1 Meter (With Road Bore) $1,242.50
NSF CHECK CHARGE $20.00
Pursuant to LPSC General Order dated January 21, 2000.
SERVICE CHARGE $25.00
This charge shall cover the cost of sending a company repairman sent to a consumers premises at the customers request when the trouble is found to be in the consumers house piping.
Maximum of 5% of monthly billing after 20 days from billing date. Pursuant to LPSC General Order dated July 12, 1976.
RESIDENTIAL MEMBERSHIP FEE $100.00
COMMERCIAL MEMBERSHIP FEE $125.00
Monday, Nov 02, 2015 10:35am
Your sewer charge on your current bill reflects your actual water usage. From September to March, what water usage you consume, you will be charged the same consumption for sewer. For example: if you use 5,000 gallons of water, you will be charged 5,000 gallons of sewer. Your last bill was still on sewer average. The sewer company averages your winter and fall usage and that is what you are billed through the spring and summer. If you have any questions in regards to how you are billed for sewer, please call the parish at 318-742-9748.
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