MANSFIELD, La. -- Progress was made Tuesday with some water districts in DeSoto Parish.
In Mansfield, the water storage tanks are finally full again and pressure has been restored to the lines. Crews have been monitoring pressure and if it stays high and no significant leaks are found, customers can return to normal usage Wednesday. Until then, customers are still asked to conserve water use, including taking quick showers and not washing cars.
Individual property owners throughout the city are still reporting leaks, but the number of reports have decreased from Monday. The water system is still under a boil advisory until an all clear is given by the state health department.
North DeSoto Water System is back to normal operations. Water samples were taken to the health department Tuesday. The boil advisory will be canceled after the state gives its approval.
As of noon Tuesday, all customers serviced by DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1 have water. If a customer doesn't, then that means there is a leak on the property and water is turned off at the meter.
Still, customers are asked to conserve water for one more day. The system is still under a boil advisory.
Grand Cane Water system is holding pressure. The operator believes 99% of the leaks have been repaired.