CPSO to distribute water to community on Sunday, Feb. 21


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CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will be handing out water to citizens in Shreveport and surrounding areas on Sunday, February 21.

According to CPSO, a request for drinking water was made to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness this week.

The request was reiterated by Caddo officials Saturday when Gov. John Bel Edwards visited Shreveport. The water is expected to leave Dallas, Texas on Saturday night and arrive in the parish by Sunday, depending on road conditions. Additionally, local and state lawmakers have helped secure water through GOHSEP.

The water will be limited to one case per vehicle as long as supplies last at the following locations:


  • Youree Drive Middle School (enter from Carroll Street)
  • Southern Hills Elementary School (enter from Kingston Road)
  • C.E. Byrd High School (enter from Gladstone Boulevard)
  • Huntington High School (enter from Rasberry Lane)
  • Independence Stadium/State Fairgrounds (enter from Greenwood Avenue)
  • Southern University at Shreveport, 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Greenwood / West Caddo: 

  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 9500 Greenwood-Springridge Road, Shreveport
  • Greenwood Acres Baptist Church, 7480 Greenwood Road, Shreveport

Keithville: Keithville Compactor Site, 5159 Keithville Springridge Road

Blanchard: Town Hall, 110 Main Street

Oil City: Town Hall, 202 Allen Street

Vivian: Town Hall, 112 W. Alabama Avenue

Belcher: Village Hall, 411 Charles Street

Ida: Ida Community Center, 3016 Lewis Avenue

Misinformation is already circulating regarding times and locations so please use only these official sources to receive accurate information. Contact the Office of Homeland Security for water if there is a medical or emergency need.

Shreveport and some surrounding rural water systems remain under a citywide boil advisory until further notice.

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