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Company donates generator to restore Iowa water supply

Posted at 10:01 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 18:12:11-04

A company has donated a generator to the town of Iowa in Calcasieu Parish to restore water services to city residents.

The Tennessee-based Pilot Company, which has a travel center in Haughton, made the donation to the town after hearing of water and power issues caused by Hurricane Laura.

The company says they contacted the Iowa Police Department and offered to provide a generator from their Haughton Travel Center to bring the town back on line.

Pilot says that the town's regular generator for the well head pumps was damaged.

The generator was delivered on August 28, and used by the Office of Public Works to restore water to the 3,000 to 4,000 residents and businesses who were without power. It will remain with the town until their own generator can be repaired, the company said.

“We know the importance of working together through difficult times,” Pilot Company Chief Operator Jason Nordin said. “The donated generator from our Pilot Travel Center in Haughton, Louisiana, will help restore water to Iowa residents as the city continues to address water outage issues following the impact of Hurricane Laura. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the local communities, team members, guests, neighbors and business partners who have been affected by the aftermath of the storm.”

The company says that all Pilot and Flying J travel centers are open and operational with food, supplies, gas and diesel fuel available for professional drivers, emergency crews and the local community.

Pilot Company is a fuel supplier and operator of travel centers in North America.

Learn more the company, here.

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