UPDATE: TALLULAH, La. (03/04/2020)– A new project is in the works for the Tallulah water plant- the aerators. Crews will be removing the old and installing the new within the next few days.
Tallulah’s water plant has kept officials on their toes for the past week. What was supposed to be a solution, turned into a new diesel pump going wrong, followed by six water pipe breaks.
“The water was on, but it didn’t have no pressure,” Sam Galvin, a Tallulah resident, said.
During the issues, locals say they did what they could to go on with their daily schedules, but it wasn’t easy.
“It was hard because you had to buy your water,” Galvin said. “That was real hard.”
Since then the diesel pump has been repaired and is back up and running.
Construction crews have also been fixing the multiple pipe breaks around town. Officials say the majority are already repaired, allowing the water to be used as normal.
While the city works on fixing the water issues, locals say the work does not go unnoticed.
“I think that’s great,” Galvin said. “Glad the mayor and them are doing something.”
City officials say they will also be looking at ways to prevent future issues.
UPDATE: TALLULAH, La. (2/27/2020 1:23 PM) — The City of Tallulah is now under a declared state of emergency due to ongoing water issues.
The declaration was issued on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, by the Madison Parish Police Jury.
The declaration states, in part, that the City will remain under the state of emergency until water service has been completely restored and all threats have ended.
UPDATE: TALLULAH, La. (2/26/2020 9:49 AM) — The City of Tallulah’s issues with the water supply is now in its second day.
According to city officials, the problems started when a water service team discovered several severe leaks throughout the city.
Due to the leaks and the breakdown of a new diesel fuel pump, the city began experiencing pressure loss.
Even after officials asked residents to conserve water while the issues were being fixed, the city still ran out of water around 7 PM.
Officials say that the water is back on now but the issues with leaks still remain.
With all of these issues, Tallulah has put a boil advisory in place for all customers and is asking that those affected boil their water for one full minute before use.
UPDATE: TALLULAH, La. (2/25/2020 4:53 PM) — The City of Tallulah is currently experiencing multiple severe water leaks.
Officials are now asking customers to conserve water usage overnight until the morning of Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 9 AM.
ORIGINAL: TALLULAH, La. (2/25/2020 3:30 PM) — The Tallulah Water Service has issued a statement asking all customers to help conserve water usage on Tuesday afternoon/evening.
Officials say that customers are being asked to conserve their usage from 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
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