UPDATE: The Village of Palmetto has rescinded the water system boil advisory.
Water samples were collected by the Louisiana Department of Health.
The water is again safe for consumption, according to officials.
Posted Feb. 25, 2019
The Village of Palmetto has issued a boil water advisory after experiencing problems with their water supply system.
Officials say that water pressure was lost while servicing water tank #2 at the well on Hwy 360. Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.
As a precaution, the Village of Palmetto Water System is issuing a boil water advisory effective immediately. This advisory will remain in effect until it is rescinded.
Customers are advised to boil water for one 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.)
This should only be done for water that is intended to be consumed.
The Village of Palmetto Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.