Posted: Jul 9, 2010 6:23 PM by Letitia Walker
"The Town of Port Barre has experienced a line break in the water supply system which caused a loss in pressure in the distribution system. Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, we are issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Town of Port Barre. It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or 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 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 is boiled..)
Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.
The Town of Port Barre 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."
If you have any questions, please call me, Toria Comeaux, Municipal Clerk, Town of Port Barre, at (337)319-2036. Thank you for your assistance.