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Walker officials announce emergency water conservation plan after main well failure

Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB
Water map of Walker (Source: City of Walker) Water map of Walker (Source: City of Walker)
WALKER, LA (WAFB) - The City of Walker is calling for residents to conserve water due to a malfunctioning water well.

Fred Raiford, the Walker Chief of Operations, asks that if someone is getting water service from the city, they should cut back on their water usage.

Raiford announced that the City of Walker is under the Emergency Water Conservation Plan after the main water well that serves Walker stopped functioning. Crews are said to be on site to determine and address the problem.

The City of Walker is discouraging using water for non-essential purposes such as:
  • Irrigation of lawns and landscaped areas.
  • Watering hard-surfaced areas like sidewalks, walkways and parking lots.
  • Washing down homes, buildings, or structures for purposes other than fire protection.
  • For dust control and vehicle washing, as well as flushing gutters.
  • Operation of a decorative fountain or pond except to support aquatic life.

The city anticipates that the well will return to service within two days.

This is an ongoing story, and it will be updated as more information is available.

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