Posted: Jun 22, 2012 12:52 PM by KATC
The City of Broussard may soon have to find a new water source. Today is the deadline set by Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel for Broussard and its mayor, Charles Langlinais, to drop lawsuits against the Lafayette Utilities System or risk losing water service from LUS. In a letter dated June 12, Durel said he would be willing to renegotiate the LUS wholesale water agreement with Broussard only if the lawsuits were dropped by today. Otherwise, Durel said, he would assume Broussard wished to sever ties with Lafayette. Langlinais responded Tuesday with a letter of his own, saying his city would not drop the lawsuits. The City of Broussard filed suit against LUS last year to reclaim $500,000 in what it says is overpayment for water.
KATC attempted to reach Durel, but he was unavailable for comment.