Water Meter Tampering Penalties

Notice to Water Customers: tampering with water meters costs you money!

The City of La Marque has invested thousands of taxpayer dollars over the past several years to upgrade its water metering system, only to discover numerous cases of wires being cut, and meters being damaged, sometimes beyond repair.

We are encouraging all citizens to report instances of damage to and misuse of public property (water meters, boxes, and transponders) immediately. Violators will be prosecuted and charged with a $564 fine for damage to public property.

Please help the city keep the rising price of services down by taking extra care to protect the city’s property installed near your homes and businesses.

To report meter tampering, please call:
  • Water Department: 409-938-9209
  • Public Works Department: 409-938-9280
  • Police Department: 409-938-9269