City water, sewer now at Woolmarket Plantation, Larkin

The city is notifying residents of the Woolmarket Plantation and Larkin Subdivision in Woolmarket that now that water and sewer service has been made available in those areas, it’s time for residents to connect to the services.

The services are now available to 117 parcels of land, 109 of which have homes on them.

With the work, the city now has water and sewer service available to 1,800 of the 3,100 landowners in the Woolmarket community.

“The city actually added the sewer service to Woolmarket Plantation and Larkin Subdivision in 2017,” said Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard. “We told residents at the time that even though city ordinance requires those within 300 feet of the service to tie into the service, we were not taking enforcement action until water is installed. Now that water has arrived, it time to connect.”

Leonard also noted that the city is also waiving tap fees, which would cost homeowners as much as $500.

“In the 20 years since Woolmarket became part of the city, property owners have been vocal in the lack of city water and sewer to their property,” Leonard said. “Now that the city has invested millions of dollars in making that happen, it’s a matter of water quality and pollution control. It’s time to hook up.”

The city is sending letters to all residents of these neighborhoods explaining the connection options. Those with questions can contact the city Water Department at 228- 435-6240 or

See a map of the impacted area

News & Notes

Causeway Park update: The Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park bait shop is now open, sort of. You can find barbecue, boiled crawfish and beverages on weekends, along with demos of kayak launches, but no word on hours or when bait would be available.

Pedestrian bridges: The pedestrian bridge between Beau Rivage and MGM Park is scheduled to open ahead of the Shuckers season, and the harbor pedestrian bridge is aiming for a Labor Day opening.

Swim team and lessons: Registration for Biloxi Red Tide, the city’s summer swim team, is set for Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Biloxi Natatorium. Registration also will take place at the same time for summer swimming lessons. Details: 228-435-6108.

Renaissance: The folks who created the Renaissance Garden at Hiller Park, the peaceful setting of natural shrubs, flowers and benches, are looking for volunteers to help with the garden. Green thumb not required, just an interest in gardening. Interested? Call Martha Boyce, 228-365-9293.

Video on demand: The collection of videos on the city’s YouTube channel have now had more than 160,000 views. See the videos – monthly infrastructure reports, council meetings, a State of the City archive and trivial pursuits – by clicking on the YouTube icon at the top right of any page on the city website,