Posted: Jan 7, 2014 5:52 PM by Rebecca Buchanan
Updated: Jan 7, 2014 6:04 PM
ZACHARY - Record breaking temperatures are taking their toll on Zachary's gas pipelines.
Residents are experiencing low gas pressure throughout the city. Mayor David Amrhein said it's from a combination of the cold and meeting the demand of a growing city. Some Zachary residents went without heat, hot water, and cooking surfaces as a result.
"We believe we have the situation under control. Both the stations are up and running at max capacity right now and we hope to bypass the regulators as much as we can to try to keep the pressure up for in the morning," he explained.
Amrhein says the city has plans in progress for a third pressure station. For now, he asks residents to keep their thermostats between 65 and 67 to help relieve the demand, and help everyone stay warm.
Amrhein also encouraged people to check on their neighbors and family, especially the elderly and disabled, to make sure they are warm.