Mansfield officials say water pressure restored as of Wed. afternoon

Published: Dec. 27, 2022 at 6:12 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2022 at 6:48 PM CST
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MANSFIELD, La. (KSLA) - Mayor Thomas Jones said as of Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 28), water pressure is restored for all customers in Mansfield.

The mayor said the elevated water tank is above the minimum required operating capacity and is gradually increasing.

“I want to thank all of our employees, Water District #1, contractors and everyone who played a role in assisting to get our customers back online at full capacity. Without the cohesive efforts of all involved, we would not have been able to make this happen this soon,” Mayor Jones said in a statement on Facebook.

The mayor went on to say that even though full pressure has been restored, many more hours will be spent repairing leaks at homes around the area over the next several days.

“Let’s be good neighbors, and lend a help hand where we can,” Jones said.

The city was initially put under a boil advisory Friday, Dec. 23. That boil advisory remained in place as of Wednesday afternoon.

A water distribution site will be set up at the old Walmart parking lot, located at 1043 Washington Ave., on Thursday, Dec. 29 beginning at 10 a.m. The mayor said that 400 cases of water will be available and that families can get one case. This is the third water distribution event the city has held since the water issues began over Christmas.

Annie Ross said she is making it through the City of Mansfield’s water challenges that were brought on by the Arctic blast. “From where I’m from, all this is not new to me. I’ve had the worst time than this.”

Ross is being resourceful in saving as well.

“But the way I been making it, I’ve had water saved for my flowers and for my pets and also my drinking water, and it didn’t catch me on too bad of time because I was updated on everything.”