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Town of Leonville issues boil water advisory

Thursday, February 18 until further notice
Posted at 8:48 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 09:48:57-05

The Town of Leonville announced Thursday, February 18, that they are experiencing problems with their water supply system.

As a result, the entire town is under a boil advisory until further notice.

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.

Officials say that the problems has caused water produced by the water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.

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.)

The Town of Leonville Water System says it will rescind the 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

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