Waterworks District No 3 - September 02, 2016

Please be advised that the Boil Advisory for Area B of Waterworks District No 3 has been lifted. ... [more...]

Boil Advisory Lifted - August 31, 2016

Good afternoon everyone. The "Boil Advisory" has been lifted for customers served by the Town of ... [more...]

Water Update - August 29, 2016

Water Update.....The pressure is approximately at 48% and we need to be around 56%. It is cli... [more...]

Water Update - August 27, 2016

Water Update.......There was a delay in getting the water tower filled beginning yesterday af... [more...]

Water Update - August 26, 2016

The following is for all Town of Port Barre and Waterworks District No. 3 Customers: Good aftern... [more...]

BOIL ADVISORY - August 23, 2016

Please pass on the word to family and friends that do not access to the internet or FB. Also, aga... [more...]

BOIL ADVISORY - August 23, 2016

ALERT........Because of a loss in pressure at the water well due to the repairs, unfortunately, t... [more...]

Update on Ground Storage Tank Repairs - August 23, 2016

Good afternoon everyone. This message is for ALL Town of Port Barre water customers and customers... [more...]

Boil Advisory Lifted - August 20, 2016

The Boil Advisory has been lifted!!! [more...]

Water Turn Off & Boil Advisory - August 17, 2016

Please be advised that tomorrow morning, August 18, 2016, possibly as early as 8:00 am, the Town ... [more...]

Flooding Announcement - August 15, 2016

Good Monday afternoon everyone. Please continue in prayer for everyone affected by the flooding. ... [more...]

Curfew - August 14, 2016

The 7 pm curfew set yesterday remains in effect until further notice. Water is still rising and w... [more...]

Town of Port Barre Curfew - August 13, 2016

Mayor Savoy has set a curfew for the residents in the Town of Port Barre for 7 pm this evening un... [more...]

Sand Bags - August 13, 2016

URGENT MESSAGE......the Town will be handing out sandbags in Veteran's Memorial Park to those... [more...]

Sandbags - August 12, 2016

St. Landry Parish Sandbag Operations: St. Landry Parish Government began issuing sandbags for pa... [more...]

Boil Advisory Lifted - August 10, 2016

Boil Advisory has been lifted!!!  Water samples cleared from DHH. [more...]

Boil Advisory - August 09, 2016

BOIL ADVISORY TOWN OF PORT BARRE PWS ID# 1097013 AUGUST 9, 2016 For Immediate Release to Water... [more...]

Water Turn Off - August 09, 2016

Please be advised that at 10 or 10:15 this morning, August 9, 2016, the Town will be replacing a ... [more...]

Town of Port Barre & Waterworks District No. 3 Customers - August 02, 2016

In approximately 1 to 2 weeks, you will begin to notice a change in your water.  This change is ... [more...]

Boil Advisory LIfted - July 28, 2016

The Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals has lifted the boil advisory for the Town of Port Bar... [more...]

Town of Port Barre Launches a New Website! Subscribe Today! - May 16, 2016

Town of Port Barre is proud to announce the launch of our new website. Subscribe to our site and... [more...]


Town of Port Barre: Birthplace of Teche

The early development of Port Barre is credited to its locations along the "highway of the time," Bayou Courtableau.  Starting out as a steamboat landing, the town refused to die when that era ended.  Capitalizing on its vast timber resources, Port Barre then became a saw milll town which further developed with the coming of the railroads.  The discovery of oil in the Hazelwood field in 1928 gave a welcomed boost to the economy and brought in many new families and businesses to the town.  The opening of Route 7 (Highway 190) through the town, and the town's location along the major highway to Baton Rouge, opened many doors of opportunity for further growth.

Throughout its history, Port Barre has continued to grow despite the devastation of the Civil War, the 1927 and 1953 floods, and the fires of 1928 and 1931.  Today, Port Barre is a modern municipality comprised of individuals who take pride in the perseverance of their forefathers and continue in the tradition of providing a prosperous future for their children.
*This excerpt taken from the book "The History of PORT BARRE (1765-1950)" by Cheryl Bihm Myers.

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(5/16/2016) We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs related to their water service.  Check back often, as we will be adding information every day.  Subscribe and receive news and alerts...