Municipal water systems across Acadiana urge water conservation to maintain water pressure


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Several, in not most, of the water systems in Acadiana are experiencing supply and water pressure related to usage during the winter storm.

Weather-related boil advisories in Acadiana

With temperatures below freezing in Acadiana, water conservation is essential to maintain sufficient water pressure in the system.

Damage from frozen and burst pipes in the system can cause a drop in water pressure along with an overuse of water by customers, LUS said. If water pressure drops below a certain threshold, customers will need to boil water before use.

Utility company are advising customers to reduce water usage by turning off any faucets that may be left on or left running overnight as well as reducing washing machine and dishwasher usage. By reducing water usage, the water systems can continue to maintain adequate water pressure levels. 

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