Over 750,000 units of water were distributed to citizens today at locations throughout the city and parish.
Vehicles caravanned through at six locations in Shreveport, including Southern University-Shreveport, and Independence Stadium, and eight locations in the parish for citizens to receive cases of drinkable water.
More than 14 truckloads of water were received from the state following requests from the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and state and local lawmakers. All supplies were distributed but more water has been requested for additional distribution events in the coming days. Local requests for water are now being filled from as far away as California and Alabama due to demand, COHSEP officials said.
In Shreveport, city officials said there are still 10,000 customers with below minimum water service. During parts of the winter storm, most of the system’s 70,000 customers were without water. The water system is expected to be fully restored by Tuesday, but most customers should see a partial level of service before then, they said. A boil advisory remains in effect until further notice.
The Louisiana Rural Water Association is assisting the City’s Water Department with crews in marked vehicles looking for burst pipes. Smaller communities are also experiencing water shortages.
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For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666