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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Water boil advisory in effect in parts of Lafourche

Water boil advisory in effect in parts of Lafourche

The Lafourche Parish Water District experienced a drop in water pressures in the Raceland area due to a mainline leak Because of this; d1e water in this area is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Lafourche Parish Water District is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately for all customers within the following areas:

• From the North Treatment Plant south to Danos St. along LA 1
• From the North Treatment Plant south to Exxon Pipeline along LA 308
• The entire St. Charles community
• The entire Bayou Blue community
• All areas along Hwy 182 (West of Bayou Lafourche)

This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the District.

It is recommended that all customers described previously should disinfect their water before consuming it, making ice, brushing teeth, using it for food preparation (including fountain drinks), and for rinsing food by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one-minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that boiled.)

Please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise. The Lafourche Parish Water District will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health after additional samples collected from our water supply have shown our water to be safe.