Parts of UL to be under a boil advisory Aug. 16-19

Posted at 6:19 PM, Aug 15, 2018

Some buildings on UL’s campus will be under a boil advisory Thursday, Aug, 16 – Sunday, Aug. 19.

The housing development that is under construction at the corner of East Lewis and Johnston streets will be connected to the city’s domestic water system at 9 a.m. tomorrow. There is a chance that this process may introduce bacteria into the water supply for parts of campus. The boil advisory is being implemented as a precautionary measure. The advisory will start at 9 a.m. tomorrow and last through 10 p.m. Sunday.

The following university buildings will be affected:

  • All Legacy Park buildings
  • All Cajun Village buildings
  • Café Lafleur Di Lis
  • Parker Hall
  • All maintenance facilities
  • Child Development Center
  • Joel L. Fletcher Hall
  • Girard Park Circle Parking Tower
  • Stokes Hall
  • Clyde L. Rougeou Hall
  • Visual Arts Annex
  • H.L. Griffin Hall
  • James R. Oliver Hall
  • Edith Garland Dupre’ Library
  • Billeaud Hall

During the boil water advisory, water must be boiled for one full minute and cooled before drinking or using it for cooking. Time the water once it reaches a full boil. Water fountains in the affected buildings will be disconnected from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday. Water pressure will be reduced from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Read some frequently asked questions to learn more about the advisory here.