Jeff Davis Water District #4 plans to stretch gallons further - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jeff Davis Water District #4 plans to stretch gallons further

By Charlie Bartlett - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It's a numbers game in Jeff Davis Water District #4, and the numbers are not adding up.

"The usage is up to five-hundred thousand gallons of water a day which is just putting the stress on our system," said Tony Sonnier.

That's nearly twice the normal usage.  The district has implemented a plan to stretch those gallons further.

"Basically, it's a security blanket to help alleviate some of the stress on the system just for precautionary measures," said Sonnier.

The districts' thirty-five hundred residents are spilt into two groups.  The groups are even numbered home addresses and those with odd. 

The even numbered homes can water their yards and fill their swimming pools on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  Odd numbers can do that on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays.  Nobody can water their lawns on Sunday.

"If we tell everybody to water on Monday then we would have an extremely high usage and nothing on Tuesday. This is to try and split somewhat down the center to where we give the system a break," said Sonnier.

Currently, the Jeff Davis Water District #4 has two wells each putting out four hundred gallons of water a minute. Once they get a third well, they shouldn't have to initiate the watering program again.

"Once we get the upgrades like the new well, the storage tank and the distribution lines, we should not have this type of problem at all. This is just confirming that we do need to upgrade and update our system," said Sonnier.

Until the new system comes, district #4 will continue with their program unless more rain comes along.

(Copyright 2009 KPLC-TV. All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    LCPD: Woman found bound on La. 14, south of McNeese Street

    LCPD: Woman found bound on La. 14, south of McNeese Street

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:56:41 GMT
    Authorities search for a suspect on 3rd Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning. (Source: Johnathan Manning / KPLC)Authorities search for a suspect on 3rd Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning. (Source: Johnathan Manning / KPLC)

    A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Free child passenger safety seat check in Lake Charles

    Free child passenger safety seat check in Lake Charles

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:55:41 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    This Saturday, the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force is hosting a free child passenger safety seat check event in Lake Charles, according to Sgt. James Anderson of Louisiana State Police.  Anyone who transports a young child in a vehicle is encouraged to take advantage of this service. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths in children, many of which can be prevented with proper seat checks, says Anderson.  Anderson says nationally certified child passen...

    More >>

    This Saturday, the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force is hosting a free child passenger safety seat check event in Lake Charles, according to Sgt. James Anderson of Louisiana State Police.  Anyone who transports a young child in a vehicle is encouraged to take advantage of this service. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths in children, many of which can be prevented with proper seat checks, says Anderson.  Anderson says nationally certified child passen...

    More >>
  • Calcasieu inmates walk away from work detail, recaptured

    Calcasieu inmates walk away from work detail, recaptured

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:12:08 GMT
    (Source: CPSO)(Source: CPSO)
    (Source: CPSO)(Source: CPSO)

    Two Calcasieu Parish inmates face additional charges after walking away from a work detail in South Lake Charles.  31-year-old Whitney Smith and 34-year-old Melinda Hassan were working on a trustee trash crew in the area of Tank Farm and Ling roads Wednesday when they walked away from the detail. CPSO Commander, James McGee says one inmate was located within 15 minutes and the other was taken into custody within an hour. Smith, is behind bars on burglary and theft re...

    More >>

    Two Calcasieu Parish inmates face additional charges after walking away from a work detail in South Lake Charles.  31-year-old Whitney Smith and 34-year-old Melinda Hassan were working on a trustee trash crew in the area of Tank Farm and Ling roads Wednesday when they walked away from the detail. CPSO Commander, James McGee says one inmate was located within 15 minutes and the other was taken into custody within an hour. Smith, is behind bars on burglary and theft re...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly