St. Landry

Apr 5, 2013 2:20 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Safe drinking water soon available between Krotz Springs & Melville

By next week, about 180 residents who live between Krotz Springs and Melville will have access to arsenic-free tap water. Construction on a water line from Krotz Springs started in November, and the The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is running tests before the water is made available to residents. Mayor Carroll Snyder said he hopes results will be back next week.

High arsenic levels have stopped residents from drinking tap water, and they've relied on bottled water for two-and-half-years. Once DHH approves the new water line, residents will have access to safe drinking water. "It's just a matter of tying them in and turning them on," Snyder said.

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