Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel says the city of Broussard has ten days to drop its lawsuits or risk losing vital services, such as water, animal control, and fire dispatch.

In a letter to Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais, Durel said Tuesday he's willing to renegotiate the city's wholesale water agreement with Broussard, as well as release funds that would be used for the smaller city to provide fire protection to the unincorporated areas of the parish nearby.

The two cities have been involved in a contentious, back-and-forth argument with each other. Broussard sued Consolidated Government over an $825,000 water bill for water Lafayette says Broussard used but did not pay for.

Durel said he hopes to repair the relationship between the two cities.