Public Works

The Public Works Department provides electrical service for 5,500 customers, maintains more than 100 miles of city owned streets, services 10 water wells and hundreds of miles of water mains, and operates 12 sewer lift stations for wastewater collection for more than 13,000 residents.

Electric Transmission

The city’s Electrical Transmission/Distribution Department assists citizens with voltage problems, project development and security lighting.

Streets & Drainage

Minden Streets and Drainage Department should be notified to report potholes, damaged streets or curbs, street sweeping needs, storm water drainage problems, problems at intersections, flooding, street sign problems and street closures.

Sidewalk Replacement Program

Property owners are responsible for maintenance of sidewalks. The city’s Sidewalk Replacement Program aids citizens by sharing the cost. Call the Public Works Department for more information.

Water Distribution

The Water Distribution Department handles water main breaks, hydrant leaks or other water emergencies or non-emergency water matters. The annual water quality report is available for all customers.


Report any main breaks, sewer backup or any other sewer emergency to the 24-Hour Emergency Dispatch.

Contact Public Works

520 Broadway Minden, LA 71055

Non-emergency: (318) 377-2144, Ext. 333 Fax: (318) 371- 4264

24-Hour Emergency Dispatch (318) 377-2144 [email protected]

Other Helpful Links:

Public GIS Site

Louisiana One-Call

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Environmental Protection Agency

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals