Madison Parish Police Jury declares State of Emergency as Tallulah water problems persist

City of Tallulah / Source: KNOE

TALLULAH, La. (KNOE) - Ongoing water problems in Tallulah have led to an emergency declaration in Madison Parish.

According to documents, a State of Emergency was declared on Feb. 26, 2020.

The declaration states, in part, that the City of Tallulah is "faced with an emergency situation due to several broken water lines all over the city resulting in a lack of drinking water and/or no water for daily use for homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. No water in the City of Tallulah could cause life threatening issues to residents and hospital patients and economic issues for businesses and schools. This lack of water throughout the city causing health and safety threats to all residents in Tallulah, is a priority reason for the current state of emergency."

You can read the full declaration here.

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Residents are still being asked to conserve water usage. A boil advisory still in place.