SHREVEPORT, La. (KMSS) — Running water is not a problem right now for residents and businesses along Wells Island Road, but if Caddo officials don’t find a solution to build a water line in the area before the June 20th deadline, that water could soon be cut off.
Officials are applying for $150,000 from the community water enrichment fund which is a state grant awarded by the Office of Community Development,
Caddo Commissioner Michael Williams also proposed a plan yesterday for Caddo Parish to cover 50 percent of the total cost, that plan will be discussed further at the next commission meeting.
Back in November of last year, residents discovered that the third party billing company Analytical Logging owed the city $24,000 in which the company was suppose to be paying on behalf of the residents.
Donna Dupont lives along the road and says she is willing to pay for the new waterline, as long as the price is right.
"I think everybody is willing to pay something, they just can't come out at an unreasonable price, its hard times right now for everybody," said Dupont.
Tom Oaks who also lives along the road wasn’t so happy.
"I think it has been handled in a poor manner to say the least and that’s being optimistic even saying that,” said Oaks.
If a solution is not found, The Louisiana Department of Health will shut the water off on June 20th.