On Monday the Board of Directors of South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association (SLECA) met with Senators Page Cortez, Fred Mills and Ronnie Johns to discuss issues with the TESI water systems. TESI (Total Environmental Solutions Inc.) is a subsidiary of SLECA and Board Members contend they were not aware of complaints concerning water and sewer service provided by TESI.

TESI serves a number of subdivisions in South Louisiana and many complaints have been voiced over the years concerning brown water that has stained clothing and sewage that has backed up into homes.

Senator Cortez authored Act 861 that was passed during the past legislative session to hold water utility companies such as TESI to higher standards.

At the conclusion of Monday's meeting SLECA General Manager Joe Ticheli said steps would be taken soon to eliminate problems for TESI customers.