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City of Leesville to receive loan for aging water system

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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health has awarded $4.8 million to the City of Leesville through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.  The loan will help update the community's aging water system.

"This money will greatly benefit our city by paying for water system improvements and providing assurance to our residents that we will always have one of our most precious resources, drinking water," said Leesville Mayor Robert Rose.  

According to DHH, the city of Leesville's aging water system loses close to 60 percent of the water it produces each month. The money is expected to help solve the city's water loss problem by paying to replace the system's water lines.

The money will also provide much needed upgrades to Leesville's water treatment plants and rehabilitation of the system's existing water storage tanks.

For more information about the program, contact Jennifer Wilson at DHH's Office of Public Health, 225-342-7499.

 

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