Posted: Dec 28, 2022, 3:53 PM
Christmas holidays turned into overtime working days for Bossier Parish Police Jury workers and parish contractors as frigid temperatures wreaked havoc on water systems in the area.
Frozen level sensors on equipment serving the West Central Bossier Water System, which serves residents along Old Plain Dealing Rd. plus the parish's prison complex, caused the storage tank water level to deplete without sending signals to automatically turn on wells for the system.
Parish Administrator Butch Ford said tankers contracted to the police jury began hauling water Christmas eve and continued through the holiday weekend. Levels in the system have stabilized, but are being closely monitored to ensure no leaks have occurred.
Police Jury staffers also responded to a request for assistance from the Bellevue water system where a similar situation developed after that system's sensors froze. Contracted tankers were dispatched Tuesday to help resupply the storage tank for the system's more than 400 customers.