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UPDATE: City of Alexandria asks residents for water conservation

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*UPDATE*

The power is back on for the water of City of Alexandria. However, the water conservation request will still be in effect until 7:00 P.M.. tonight. 

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The City of Alexandria asks residents to conserve water Alexandria's Well field located in the Kisatchie National Forest has experienced a power outage due to the icy conditions of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Cleco is working to restore power to the well field. This outage has affected water being pumped into Alexandria, according to Alexandria Utility Department Director Michael Marcotte.

The city's Utility Department, as a precaution, had already prepositioned generators at the well field and is in the process of hooking those up in order to restore service to seven wells, Marcotte said.

Power restoration, however, may take some time; therefore, city officials ask that citizens conserve water.

It is requested that citizens refrain from watering plants or lawns, delay laundry loads, pet baths, car washes and take short showers.

There is no need to hoard water, said Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy.

This is just a precautionary action. "Remember, Even during Gustav We never had to go to a boil advisory, and we didn't run out of water," Roy said.

"It is not necessary to fill bathtubs and such."

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