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Lafayette Parish Water Works District North issues boil order

Boil Order
Posted at 1:06 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 14:06:53-05

Lafayette Parish Waterworks District North has issued a boil advisory on Thursday, February 18 due to a loss of pressure in the system.

The district says the advisory will go into effect immediately and remain in place until rescinded by the Water System.

Customers affected by the boil advisory are those on the north by I-10, bounded on the south by Landry Road, bounded on the east by Jenkins Road and on the west by Hanks Road.

Because of the low pressure, the water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality, they say.

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.)

Customers should disinfect their own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

The Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health.
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