UPDATE: (12/27/19) – The City of Tallulah has rescinded their boil advisory.
UPDATE: (12/23/19) – Although locals have been planning this week for a while now. One thing they didn’t anticipate was having to go without water.
“I was absolutely cooking when the water went off,” Brenda Remore, a Tallulah resident, said.
Brenda Remore has lived in Tallulah her entire life. She says because the city’s water plant is more than 70 years old, water issues are common for the community. That’s why she had water jugs handy to help limit her use of water.
“I boiled what I had in the jugs and I boiled it to wash the dishes and put in the bathtub,” Remore said.
Although locals, like Remore, have dealt with water outages before, she says, this time is even more frustrating because it’s interfering with the holidays.
“I know this is a bad time of year,” Remore said. “You can get bottled water and they do because a lot of people are cooking and having their family get togethers today, tomorrow, even Christmas Day. Christmas Day is very important to have water, but you just do the best you can to get by.”
After almost an entire day with dry taps, the water has been turned back on and is building up pressure.
“We are hoping overnight our inventory numbers will be up in the meantime we’ll try to level our pumps,” Michael Goods, Utility Manager, said.
Although the water service has been restored, officials say customers will be under a boil advisory through Christmas day. Residents are asked to conserve water moving forward. You will have to boil your water for five full minutes before use. The city will notify residents when the boil advisory is lifted.
UPDATE: (12/23/19) According to the city if Tallulah, the water has been turned back on but the city will remain under a boil advisory until further notice.
Water has been turned back on and is building up pressure.
All water lines should be back on in town by 2 PM.
We will update this story as we receive more information.
TALLULAH, La. (Press Release) – (12/22/19) As of 2:00 pm, the city of Tallulah made an announcement that the Tallulah Water Plant is experiencing a low service water pump failure.
The plant states they are experiencing a water outage and anticipate being without water overnight.
They say they will continue to update throughout the day. Once water service is re-establishes the city will be under a boil advisory.
We will update this article as we receive more information.
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