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Boil order issued for parts of Leonville

Boil Order
Posted at 4:20 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 17:20:20-05

The Town of Leonville has experienced problems with the water supply system. The Town’s water system is a very large rural water system that stretches from outskirts of Port Barre, outskirts of Arnaudville, outskirts of Opelousas, and all areas in between.

An eight-inch main water line was cut by a contractor, and that means parts of the system are now under a boil order.

Areas included in the boil advisory are:
Between the addresses of 4603 and 5971 Highway 31
Marcel Lane, Pleasant Run, Euzebe Road, Bayou Teche Subdivision Road, Kamin Drive, Clarissa Plantation and Tom Schexnader Road.

Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality, and a boil order is now in effect for these areas until further notice.

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 Leonville Water System 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.

Any questions, please visit the town's website at www.townofleonville.com.