Progress for community contaminated with arsenic
MIDWAY, LA (NBC33) — THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: A critical situation in St. Landry Parish is finally starting to see some progress. Months ago Jennifer Crockett went to the small community after they approached us with no where left to turn. Their water – contaminated. No one, however, seemed to want to do anything to help fix the problem.
The community of Midway, located near Krotz Springs, has only 200 residents. When many began falling ill, they started to seek answers. What they found was a dangerous level of arsenic in their drinking water. After a drawn out battle, Midway finally gained approval for USDA funding to build a pipe line with access to clean drinking water. 200 people live in this small town
Residents tell NBC33 News that the Mississippi flood event freed up emergency money, paving the way for the construction of that pipe line. Now, the water district will put out bids for contracts before construction can begin.
NBC33 News will continue to monitor the situation in Midway to ensure that this community doesn’t fall silent to local officials, again.
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