Locals living in south Caddo Parish are on their way to getting Shreveport City water this summer
Ever since the 2011 drought, people living in the Woodstock subdivision have been on a moratorium of excess water use. That's the reason Maggie lane residents filed a petition with Caddo Parish and the city of Shreveport to get connected to city water lines.
"Live in an area where there have been some houses that have went dry in the past like in 2011, just trying to make some arrangements where we don’t have that possibility here,” said Gary Holloway.
"This neighborhood, the electricity goes out a lot and unless you have a generator, you're completely without water or anything," said Walter Hunter.
Caddo Parish will build the line. It's paying 10 percent of the cost. Maggie Lane residents will have to pay the rest, ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 each. There's a public hearing to discuss the matter on Mar. 20 at City Hall at 3:30 p.m.