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Portion of Scott under boil advisory, including Acadiana High

LPSS says AHS will be open on Friday
Posted at 8:03 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 22:22:44-05

A portion of Scott is under a boil water advisory until further notice due to a water main break.

According to the Scott Fire Department, the break caused a loss of pressure, prompting officials to implement a boil advisory.

The affected area is described as Rue de Belier within the City of Scott's municipal boundary, a few hundred feet north of W. Congress to Dulles Drive. Mayor Jan Scott-Richard says the advisory is ONLY for residents on Rue de Belier. Those residents were hand delivered notices this afternoon by public works.

Acadiana High School is included in that area, and officials say LPSS was notified directly.

Acadiana High School will be open on Friday, January 17, according to LPSS spokesperson Allison Dickerson.

All safety precautions will be followed to ensure students and staff are safe. Dickerson said meals will be served and bottled water will be provided by LPSS. Students are encouraged to bring a bottle of water if they can.

The water system is operational, added Dickerson, so restrooms will be functioning as normal. The only issue is that water cannot be consumed until the boil water advisory is lifted.

Residents should boil water for one full minute before consuming.

Mayor Scott-Richard said the water quality will be tested on Friday and officials will advise residents immediately once the advisory has been lifted.