After requests for larger companies to extend services to Lafayette went unanswered, a majority of Lafayette’s population voted to establish Lafayette Utilities System in 1896.

For almost 125 years, LUS has remained a citizen-owned utility governed by the Lafayette City Council.

Since 1897, Lafayette Utilities System has expanded water facilities to support Lafayette’s increasing water needs. LUS maintains four water production facilities and more than 900 miles of water distribution pipe to produce a daily average of 23 million gallons of clean water.

Water quality is important to us! LUS goes above and beyond EPA regulations taking extra steps to ensure that the water delivered to Lafayette from the Chicot Aquifer is safe, good tasting and meets our high quality standards.

Check out our annual Water Quality Report for more detailed information.