But now there's a deal on the table that could lay the matter to rest.
The issue is mostly over whether the parish or the City of Tallulah should provide its water.
But during a seven minute long meeting Wednesday night - the police jury approved a new cooperative agreement with the city.
Under the agreement - the parish will pay for a fifteen thousand dollar water pumping lift station for the unit ... and cover the costs of its water, sewage and electricity.
The parish will annex the nearly three acre area the unit is on to the city - and as long as the city provides the workers to maintain it.... the parish will foot the bill.
Police jurors officially cast their support in for this agreement.
"As we're standing here today, we're halfway through. Tomorrow, the city meets and if they do as we did today, this will be behind us and the city and the police jury can work together."
Now the ball is in the city's court.... and the city council will hold a special meeting on Thursday at 5:30 pm.
Both the parish and the city have to sign off on this agreement before the health unit argument officially comes to a close.