The residents of Youngsville should not worry about their taps running dry unless all three water pumps in the city run out of water and their water tower and Lafayette utility system runs dry.
But volume in the city's water pumps, which controls half of Youngsville's water, was a matter of concern for the city council on Thursday night.
"The wells need some work done to them, which is something that needs to be done periodically. They're not in any danger of running out of water, etc. They still have plenty of water," says Gus Thibodeaux from the Youngsville Water Department.
Thibodeaux suspects Water Well #3 is causing the lack of volume in the system, because it is working far below it's expected output level.
"When it gets a little bit less than 70 percent to 80 percent of what it should do we start checking it," says Thibodeaux. Water Well #3 is at 50 percent to 60 percent says Thibodeaux.
Thibodeaux says chlorine cleaning the three water pumps is their first plan of attack, because of the cost—only $700 per pump. Nut Youngsville CEO Rick Garner says the next plan of attack could be costly—at upwards of $30,000.