City of Sulphur enacts moratorium on private water wells - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City of Sulphur enacts moratorium on private water wells

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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Concerns over water quality prompted the City of Sulphur to enact a moratorium on the drilling of private water wells.

At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Sulphur City Council approved the six-month moratorium. This comes after several requests by private businesses to drill their own wells for water supply.

Mayor Chris Duncan said the city has concerns on how these wells will be monitored and regulated.

"We know that there are certain requirements with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals on the business side ... and we want to confirm we are doing it right. We want to sit down with DHH. We want to hear what their concerns are, and we want to tell them what our concerns are and look at a direction in the future on how we are going to handle this," said Duncan.

Duncan said they're meeting with several agencies and that the issue would likely be resolved before six months.

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