Clayton

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Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health learned that the contracted operator for the Clayton water system in Concordia Parish is no longer operating the water system because the operator has not been paid by the town.

CLAYTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayor says the town stopped paying its water system contractor because it can't afford the bills.

Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a water emergency Friday in the Concordia Parish town of Clayton after learning that the contractor had quit running the system because it hadn't been paid.