Late Friday evening, Alexandria Utility System Water Department personnel discovered a significant leak in the 16” water main serving homes and businesses on the south side of LA Hwy. 28 West. After significant discussion, it was determined the leak could not be safely repaired without temporarily interrupting water service to homes and businesses in the vicinity. Beginning at 7:00 PM, Monday, November 13, 2023 the 16” main along Hwy. 28 West between John Eskew Drive and McKeithen Drive will temporarily be taken out of service so permanent repairs can be made; repairs are expected to be completed within 5 to 6 hours. Once repairs are complete and service is restored, the affected homes and businesses will be under a Boil Water Advisory until further notice. (A detailed map of the affected area is included with this press release.)
AUS personnel spent several hours Saturday morning personally notifying homes and businesses likely to be affected by planned interruption in service. If you expect to frequent a business Monday evening which is located in the affected area, please be aware their normal hours of operation may be impacted.
We appreciate our customers’ patience while the AUS makes these necessary repairs as quickly and safely as possible.
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