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An atomizing pump is installed on the back of a truck. This produces a fine mist of chemicals and oil carrying agent. The chemicals must contact the adult mosquitoes to kill it. Normally, the truck should travel at 10 miles per hour. There is monitoring equipment that monitors vehicle speed, application rate, and time. An alarm warns operator if speed is not correct. Monitoring equipment produces a record of operators’ activity for the supervisors.
The spraying begins at dark. One-third of the city is sprayed each night. The city's phone notification system calls each zone the day they are going to be sprayed. If you do not receive a call you can make sure you are signed up to receive notifications online.
During especially heavy infestations, the first route is immediately begun again after completing the third route.
Fingerprinting is done on Wednesdays Noon to 4PM. The cost for fingerprinting is $6 per person, cash only.
You'll receive three (3) garbage bags once a year. Garbage bags are distributed in February by Public Works.
If you receive a delinquent notice, please contact us at the office and we would be more than happy to assist you. Our contact number is 281-470-1403.
The best way to have services restored, is to pay in person, with customer service at City Hall located at 604 W. Fairmont Parkway. City Hall also has a convenient kiosk machine, located outside of the building. If you are unable to come to our office, you have the option of paying online by clicking here. All payments made must be received by 3:30 p.m. to insure same day restoration of service. If paying at the kiosk or online, please call to verify your payment with customer service so that restoration will not be delayed. Payments made after 3:30 p.m. will result in services being restored the following business day. Please ask about additional payment options that are available to you; such as auto-pay, to help avoid future shut offs.
The City of La Porte strictly prohibits citizens from turning on their water meters. If tampering has occurred, a $25 fee will be assessed. Removing a locking mechanism is also a $25 fee. If an unauthorized tap or hook-up is found, a $200 fee may be assessed, per occurrence.
Our office is located at 604 West Fairmont Parkway in the City Hall building. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions or concerns, please contact them at 281-470-1403.
If you need emergency assistance, please contact the La Porte Police Department on their non-emergency line at 281-471-2141; or Water Supervisor, Melvin Jenkins, at 281-386-9135.
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