POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:08pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:39pm
Broussard, La (NBC33) —
The water fight between Broussard and Lafayette Utilities System is raging on tonight.
LUS says the city of Broussard has been receiving free water from them since at least 2006, and now, LUS wants Broussard to pay up a water bill of $825,000.
Broussard mayor Charles Langlinais says that the LUS bill is inaccurate; today, Langlinais announced that the city has hired an outside consultant to recalculate what the bill should be.
"Whatever is owed is what we owe - and we'll pay it,” stated the mayor. “We'll pay it that day , or whenever we come up with the money. Our relationship with LUS has been very good, and that's why we needed to hire someone (that’s a) third party. We wanted to hire someone that's an expert in this field. "
Bill Creeden from Rimkus Consulting Engineers will evaluate the bills. He tells NBC33 the results of what LUS’s bill to the city of Broussard should be will be finished in about three weeks.