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City of Alexandria says residents are not properly conserving water

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The City of Alexandria has released an update regarding Saturday's broken water line near Woodworth. The update is as follows:

    "Citizens must heed water conservation order to avoid boil advisory.

    Despite a water conservation order issued Saturday by Mayor Jacques Roy, Alexandria citizens are still using water at an alarming rate during this crisis. If usage continues at this rate, the city could be forced into a boil advisory.

    The City of Alexandria continues to monitor its water system consumption following Saturday's 42" transmission main blowout near Woodworth.

    Currently the City's water customers are using water at the rate of 10 million gallons per day while the available wells are only producing 7 million gallons a day. This is a 30 percent shortfall that cannot be sustained!

    Available stored water fell drastically overnight and continues to fall this morning.

    The City is again requesting that ALL customers stop using all water unless absolutely necessary.

    Residents and businesses should utilize bottled water products and refrain from all laundry, irrigation and other discretionary uses.

    If overall consumption does not decrease it will be necessary to issue a boil advisory for the entire City. This unnecessary boil advisory would extend the impact of Saturday's blowout well into Monday and possibly even Tuesday.

    The City trusts each resident and business understands the gravity of this situation and will respond accordingly. Thank you for your patience and understanding."

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