The Water Production Department is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the six water treatment plants that serve the City of Lake Charles. The GH West Plant is staffed 24 hours a day. From this site, the other water plants are monitored and controlled by our experienced and certified operators. Our maintenance team performs all repairs to equipment, monitors and adjusts chemical feeds and ensures that all equipment is performing adequately.
 
Each day we deliver approximately 12 million gallons of water to the residents of the city and outlying areas.  Seventeen water wells drilled in the 500 ft. and 700 ft sands of the Chicot Aquifer supply water to the treatment plants.  Sedimentation, aeration, filtration and disinfection of the source water is performed at the treatment plants.  From the treatment plants, water is delivered to the distribution system through approximately 420 miles of water mains. Each day, our employees are working diligently to ensure that the water delivered from our facilities meets all regulatory requirements and your expectations for quality, safety and reliability. For more information, contact Sidney Royster, Supervisor at 337-491-1445.
 
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The locations and details of the six water treatment plants are listed below:
 
G. H. West Water Plant - 225 N. Ryan St.
-Maximum capacity of 6 million gallons per day
- Six Water Wells
- Two above ground storage tanks with combined capacity of 3 million gallons
 
Center West Water Plant - 3208 Center St.
- Maximum capacity of 3.5 million gallons per day
- Two Water Wells
- One 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank
- Emergency power generation on site
 
Center East Water Plant - 3207 Center St.
- Maximum capacity of 2 million gallons per day
- Two Water Wells
- Emergency power generation on site
 
Chennault Water Plant - 1501 W. Main St.
- Maximum capacity of 2 million gallons per day
- Two Water Wells
- Emergency power generation on site
 
McNeese Water Plant - 617 E. McNeese St.
- Maximum capacity of 3.5 million gallons per day
- Three Water Wells
 
Southwest Water Plant- 4300 Alma Lane
- Maximum capacity of 6 million gallons per day
- Three Water Wells
- One 3 million gallon ground storage tank
- Emergency power generation on site