Posted: Oct 23, 2013 10:46 PM by KATC
Some Arnaudville residents will be without water Thursday. The town is shutting off part of its water system to make improvements.
Utility Supervisor Ron Turner says the following areas will be affected: Guidroz Street (Hwy 347) from West Railroad Avenue going West to the end of the water line near the electrical sub-station on Hwy 347 and Main Street (Hwy 740) from Quebedeaux Street going North to the end of the water line including J. M. Morrow Memorial Nursing Home.
"Because of the shut-off, the water produced by our water system in those areas will be of questionable microbiological quality when water is restored," Turner said.
As a precaution, residents are under a boil advisory until Tuesday, October 29.
The town issued this advisory:
It is recommended that all customers disinfect their water in these areas before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods 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 tolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one container to another, or by adding a pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.
Again, please be sure to disinfect your water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise. The Town of Arnaudville will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health that samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.
We apologize for the inconvenience but it was necessary as part of the water system upgrade.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding the time and days please contact the Town of Arnaudville at (337) 774-5911.