LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- The water battle between the cities of Lafayette and Broussard continues as tensions escalated this week.

The Lafayette Public Utilities Authority voted Tuesday to allow the administration to deny all requests from Broussard for more water.

Broussard officials say they plan to sue the city of Lafayette for breach of contract.

Broussard spokeswoman Amy Jones said Lafayette has officially declared that it does not intend to honor its obligations under the 1998 wholesale water agreement.

The dispute over the water contract began last year when the city-owned Lafayette Utilities System discovered that a wholesale water meter had been bypassed for several years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.