For Immediate Release

June 10, 2015

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Media Relations


Leesville Water Department Crew Always on Call 

LEESVILLE, La.--Among the many other responsibilities of the City of Leesville Water Department, the crew also takes care of all water leaks in the City, which on some days is no small task. 


On June 9, the crew fixed 10 water leaks. Today, both a minor and major leak have taken their attention. Because the City has many old lines that have been in the ground for more than 70 years, water leaks are an ongoing issue. 


According to Acting Public Works Director Barney Magee, wet weather can have a big impact on water lines. As the clay soil clinging to the lines dries out, it pulls weak and rusty lines apart, causing leaks. The Water Department crew gets called out at all hours and at least one person is on call at all times.


To view or use photos of the Leesville Water Department at work, please click here. 



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