Town of Springfield getting new water system
SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish plans to create its own water system for its 500 residents.
Mayor Charles Martin says the town has never owned its own water system. The current one is run by French Settlement Water Company, and it doesn't reach all 175 households in Springfield. Those residents rely on wells for water.
"Some of them, myself included, we've been having problems with our wells, so we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to have this water system," said Martin.
After about 10 years, Springfield has finally secured money through the Capital Outlay Fund to pay for the $1.2 million water system. The town is looking forward to getting construction started.
"That sounds good. I'm kind of excited about that," said resident Jamie St. Cyr. "I think that would help out."
Martin says the new water system should be installed in less than a year.