First, we are residents of California. Regardless, after reading about this deplorable water situation in Quachita Parish, LA, that the Greater Quachita Water Co. ("GQWC") allowed this situation (severely contaminated drinking water) to go for this long is deplorable, despicable, detestable and absolutely inexcusable.While we're opposed to personal injury lawsuits of any kind, GQWC fully deserves to be sued for financial damages to the fullest degree of the law for such an irresponsible, callous and heartless lack of controls and concern for residents, its customers.Further, for the Louisiana Dept of Health ("LDH") to broadcast as part of its message regarding an alleged resolution to this dangerous issue, that the LDH "...are pleased to report...that...water has tested negative for the amoeba... (w)e appreciate the patience and understanding of residents...(w)e regret any inconvenience...we are committed to providing...safe drinking water” is equally irresponsible, flippant and dispassionate showing little or no regard for the citizens of Louisiana (who, it goes without saying, pay the LDH staff's compensation ["salaries"]).Possibly as an option to suing the GQWC and LDH for financial damages (tantamount to the citizens suing themselves) the residents of Quachita Parish sue for 1) removal of all senior management from GQWC and LDH, while also barring them from employment in management or other positions with any public service company/utility or government agency, 2) published (mailed to residents as well) monthly water analyses reports conducted for the first 3-5 years, every 3 months thereafter. Lastly, any violations of safe drinking water policies would result in immediate termination of management at the GQWC and LDH.Our thoughts and support go out to the residents of Quachita Parish that they prevail in their demands, actions and just legal retribution against GQWC and LDH for these irresponsible, detestable actions and violation of a sacred trust.
I have lived in my residence for seven years. In the last few years, my water bill has more than doubled in cost every month, while the quality of the water has gone down. Every single person I have talked to who has Greater Ouachita Water has the same problems as we do. The water often smells like sulfur (rotten egg smell) and sometimes comes out the tap brown. About the time the quality really started to go bad, I had recently bought a refrigerator with a water filter and ice maker. The filter was supposed to be able to last three months. It didn't last two weeks. My ice maker no longer works. The gunk from our tap water clogged it to a state it cannot be repaired. Our neighbors have the same problem. Each of us has to buy five gallon jugs of water and a water dispenser to be able to have drinking water. My biggest complaint isn't really the poor quality, though. My biggest complaint is that we pay WAY more than other companies for the substandard water. My last three bills were $75, $78, and $95. Friends of ours who are on a different water system pay considerably less than that and can actually drink the water from their tap without gagging.
The water is always brown and smelling of sewers. It tastes very nasty and always sours clothing in the was..
This place is a joke. HORRIBLE water!!! Stinks up the entire house. We wouldn't dare drink it! And why has my bill doubled in the past year???? Awful.
VERY POOR customer service!! No one answers the phone and leaving a message never warrants a return call. The bill has almost doubled but the water quality and service has gotten worse.
This water company by far us the worst, it's a shame everyday that we get up to go to work or school the water is cut off, you can't brush your teeth or take a bath in the morning cause it is always off. We have to have to make a por of water every night in fear 5hat the water will be off when we get up, then the bill has tripled we went from $45 to $100 but we don't have water when we want, then need to be reported to 5he better business Bureau. ..and they don't need that 1 star rating I had to put it to submit the review
The people there are really nice! They are very courteous and prompt in handling my water bill payments.
Yeah they are bad. I'm going to report them, and show them what my water looks like. It's not like they read the meters anyway.
My water bill has gone from $45 to over $100 a month in the last year. For what??? Poor water quality.
THE WATER IS EXTREMELY UNBEARABLE AND THEY ARE TOO FREAKING HIGH. MY BILL WENT FROM FORTY DOLLARS TO NINETY. THEY CHARGED ME TWO HUNDRED AND FIVE DOLLARS IN ORDER TO TRANSFER MY WATER. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!