ALBANY- Four-hundred families who use a small water system in Livingston Parish dealt with brown drinking water this week. One of those customers Lacie Dorris said it's not uncommon to have dirty water or to be notified there's a problem.
"We spend more money a month on filtration and bottled water than our water bill," said Dorris.
She's one of about 1400 customers with the Livingston Parish Fourth Ward Water Association. It's president Sid Kinchen said the small association can only afford part-time employees, so they depend on customers to report problems.
Kinchen said the latest water issue has been resolved, an air compressor at the water tank had malfunctioned. He said despite the brown color the water was safe to drink.
He added it's important for customers to call and leave a message when there's an issue because there's not always someone to answer the phone.