The town of Zwolle, Louisiana remains without water following the week of intense winter storms throughout the area. After days of trying to fix the problem locally, the town of Zwolle made the decision to call in for help from L & L Construction. It has been determined that the issue is being caused by an unidentified leak within the town. As of Monday, the construction company believed the leak to be coming from an area near Weyerhaeuser. However it was later discovered this was not the issue. The company continues to work (pictured above) to find the source of the problem and repair it.
Chief Daniel Thomas has worked diligently to not only help locate the leak, but to keep the town informed with consistent updates. In a quick interview he stated that the town has been “working with homeland security to get drinking water to the local nursing home, group home, elderly, and the citizens” of the town. Chief Thomas, along with the Zwolle Police Department, has been going door to door passing out water as needed to make sure everyone is being taken care of.
As of Tuesday, February 23rd, Chief Thomas made then following post to the ZPD Facebook page;
“Water Update: Everyone will see the town employees cutting your water meters off at your residence. This will allow the main tank to get to full capacity. After this is done the water will be turned back on and it will have enough pressure for leaks to be found. The problem can’t be fixed until we find out where it is. When the problem has been found your water will be turned back by the town employees. Thanks for your patience!!!”
Due to the disruption of running water to the town, Zwolle Elementary and High School remain on a virtual learning schedule and will continue to do so until the leak is identified and water is fully restored.
At this time, bottled water is available to those who need it at the Fiesta Grounds in Zwolle, Louisiana.