Posted: Nov 2, 2010 1:18 PM by Katie Durio
Updated: Nov 2, 2010 3:49 PM
The St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission #4 in Charenton, LA has experienced problems with our water supply system due to a broken water main in Franklin area.
Therefore, as a precaution, the St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission #4 is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately for the following areas:
Iberia St, Chatsworth Road from Northwest Blvd to the Willow St Bridge, Becnel St, Hebert St, Eisenhower St, LaGrange Robicheaux Rd, Michael Drive, Canal Drive, and the Pecan Acres Subdivision.
This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission #4.
It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, rinsing of food or using it for food preparation by following the procedure below:
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 pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)
Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.
The St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission #4 will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.