SHREVEPORT, LA - DeSoto Parish leaders have issued a voluntary call for water restrictions while the state is under these hot dry conditions.

John Neilson, DeSoto Parish Water District 1 administrator says "due to extremely high water usage, and low tank levels, we are going to enforce restrictions on water usage. Please discontinue any grass watering, any car washes, or any use of water other than for domestic purposes. We must conserve water for fire protection throughout the Parish." This also includes using water to fill up your pools.

 Several communities in DeSoto Parish get their water from District 1. If you are not sure if you are on this system, check your bill. Neilson tells KEEL News this voluntary effort only applies to customers of district 1, but he knows other water systems are also having similar problems. He says we should all be very cognizant of our water usage right now.

Due to higher than normal demand on the City of Shreveport’s water system, coupled with maintenance at the Amiss Water Purification Plant, some Water and Sewerage customers may experience periods with water pressure lower than normal.

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Residents will be informed when operating pressure will return to normal.

The water issue is also a bit of a problem in Shreveport, but no restrictions have been put in place. The city did issue a statement says because of the higher demand for water and maintenance at the Amiss Plant, some customers might have some water pressure issues.

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