Contact Us

Drinking Water Concerns in Krotz Springs

Krotz Springs drinking water tank
(Photo courtesy: The Daily World)

Dr. Kevin of the Bryant Health & Wellness Centers shared concerns about arsenic and other contaminents and chemicals found in drinking water on Wellness Wednesday, yesterday on the KTDY Morning Show.

As it turns out, St. Landry Parish residents in Krotz Springs are dealing with concerns over too much arsenic in their drinking water. Residents are finally receiving some of the clean water  they’ve been lobbying for after test results revealed arsenic levels to be more than five times the current federal standard of ten parts per billion in some private water wells.

At a recent Krotz Springs community meeting, St. Landry Parish President Don Menard said “Don’t drink the water, I would not drink the water.”  Menard then followed up by reallocating some parish funds to secure portable water tanks for residents with contaminated wells.

The Daily World reports the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department delivered two mobile water tanks. One was set up near the beginning of Kim Drive and the other was placed at the end of that street.  The tanks have multiple faucets that residents can use to fill their personal water containers.

Because the arsenic contaminated water supply comes from private wells and not a public water system, the government is not required or reportedly allowed to take action.

Best of KTDY

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KTDY Winners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTDY Winners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.