Many areas of Coushatta are without water Wednesday evening. Crews are working to repair breaks in at least five places.
Mayor Johnny Cox said the repair work would go on all night “until all of the leaks are found.” Cox says the water interruptions are in the Springville area, along US 71 east of town, and the Bogen Lane area. These are areas serviced by the Coushatta water system including some areas outside the town limits.
The cause, said Cox, “People boring for fiber optic installation hit water lines. One of those was in front of the Old Folks Cafe.” In all Cox said they have water lines broken in five separate places. Cox said they are getting some people to come in from Shreveport to assist with locating the leaks.
As of about 10:00 pm, Cox said, “We are still finding other leaks. The town crews are working all night and into the morning to restore water service.”