The Natchitoches Utility Department is operated by the government of the city of Natchitoches, La. The Natchitoches Utility Department is one of the largest departments in the city and is comprised of several subdepartments. It employs more than 60 people, as well as offers water treatment, production, distribution and maintenance services. It also provides power production, utility administration, and sewer treatment and collection services. The department offers meter reading and utility account processing services. In addition, it oversees the operation and maintenance of Sibley Lake in Louisiana, which is a man-made reservoir. The government of the city of Natchitoches administers community development, airport, police, public works, finance, fire, and planning and zoning departments.