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City of Ruston

RPAR's K9 Pool Party
RPAR's K9 Pool Party

The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the third annual K9 Pool Party on August 2 and 3. The fun takes place at the Municipal Pool on Georgia Street.  That’s right, canines are welcome to come out and show off their best doggie paddling skills.  Splashing is encouraged!

Dogs of various shapes, sizes, breeds, colors and personalities gather for a few hours of frolicking fun on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The dogs’ owners are allowed to join their furry friend in the pool.  All dogs must be current on their shots and aggressive dogs are not welcome.

The event is free to all dogs, but humans are asked to donate one bag or can of dog food, or a box of treats to be donated to the City’s animal shelter and local non-profit shelters.  For more information, contact the RPAR office at 318-255-5800 or email questions to RPAR@Ruston.org.

 

Online Bill Pay
Online Bill Pay

The City of Ruston is now offering an On-line Bill Pay service.  This service allows you to pay your utility bill with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or a bank debit card or checking account.  There is a $2.50 per transaction fee associated with this service. Learn more. 

If you are looking for a “green” alternative to receiving a paper bill in the mail, we offer e-Billing service.  Signing up is quick and easy.  To sign up for e-Bill service contact the customer service office at 318-251-8675, or email us at customerservice@ruston.org to request additional information.

Household Hazardous Materials Monthly Collection
Household Hazardous Materials Monthly Collection

Household Hazardous Materials monthly collection is held every second Saturday of each month.  Residents and businesses can recycle all paper products along with fluorescent light bulbs, tires, batteries and white goods.  The City of Ruston and Lincoln Parish sponsor this free event at the Public Works Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 am.  The Public Works Complex is located at 701 East Tennessee Avenue.  If you have any questions, please contact Environmental Services at 318-242-7703 or email publicworks@ruston.org.

Outdoor Warning Sirens
Outdoor Warning Sirens

Thirteen new tornado warning sirens have been installed in the city limits of Ruston.   "Hopefully it will provide the citizens of Ruston a level of safety. In the event a disaster, storm or other emergency occurs we can alert them more effectively," says Mayor Dan Hollingsworth. Monthly audible testing will be performed on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 AM. This test will NOT be performed if there is threatening weather in the area.

The following factors will trigger the warning siren activation, which should be followed with voice instructions or additional information:
 
 • The National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm warning;
 • The National Weather Service issues a tornado warning or tornado emergency;
 • Law Enforcement or other trained spotters report approaching catastrophic weather such as tornado, high winds with debris, or very large hail;
 • National Emergency as issued by Presidential order;
 • Local acts of terrorism, hazardous chemical release, or any event requiring evacuation of a specific area as authorized by law enforcement, fire services, Homeland Security, or other State/Federal agencies.

Warning siren locations