Boil Orders in Effect for Northeast Louisiana

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Boil Advisories

Boil advisories have been issued for these water systems. Boil advisories are sometimes called 'boil orders', but they essentially mean the same thing. New advisories will be placed at the top of the list.

Bayou Bonne Idee Water System
Morehouse Parish
Issued: 08/14/2018

Bayou Macon Water System
Madison Parish
Issued: 08/14/2018
Notes: The Bayou Macon Water System is experiencing problems with the water supply for the customers on Hwy 577 South of I20.

Monticello Water System
East Carroll Parish
Issued: 08/09/2018

Village of Dodson
Winn Parish
Issued: 08/07/2018


Boil advisories that have been recently rescinded are listed at the end of this article. Also below: what a boil order means, how to contact the Louisiana Dept. of Health.


What Does This Mean?

Boil water advisories were issued because the above-listed water conditions or problems can lead to water that is of questionable microbiological quality / contaminated. It does not mean that the water is definitely unsafe, just that the water *could* be unsafe, even by a small chance. After a boil water advisory is issued, samples from the water system are sent to a state lab for testing. If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded. The whole process usually takes 2-3 days but varies by system and incident.

How to Boil Your Water

Health experts offer the following advice for residents under a boil advisory:

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 or pouring it from one clean container to another.

Contact La. Dept. of Health with any Concerns

LDH/OPH Engineering Services [Website]
P.O. Box 4489
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489
Phone: 225-342-7499


Recently Rescinded Boil Advisories

Water from the following water systems has been tested and deemed safe for consumption.

Grambling University Water System
Lincoln Parish
Issued: 08/09/2018

Vixen Water System West
Jackson Parish
Issued: 08/09/2018

Walnut Bayou Water System
Madison Parish / Tensas Parish
Issued: 08/06/2018
Notes: Also affects the Village of Delta

Jones McGinty Water System INC
Morehouse Parish
Issued: 08/01/18
Info: The Jones McGinty Water System experienced a problem with the water on the Old Bonita Road 1 mile north of the elevated tank. There was a main leak that resulted in the loss of pressure to the entire water system and all customers of the system in Morehouse Parish. Because of this problem, the water supplied by the water system in this area is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Jones McGinty Water System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately for all customers.

D'arbonne Water System North
Union Parish

Wards 4 & 5 Water System, Inc.
Issued: 7/20/2018
Caldwell Parish

Oak Grove Water System
Rescinded: 7/6/2018
Details: Boil Advisory Homes on La. Hwy 589 (Macon Front South) from Crowe Road to La. Hwy 2.
Cause: The Oak Grove Water System has experienced problems with our water supply system. This was due to an agriculture accident rupturing a line at 6173 La. Hwy 589.

Monticello Water System
Rescinded: 7/9/18
Cause: The Monticello Water System is experiencing problems with the water supply system.
The boil advisory is only for the northern end of the water system, including all of the East Carroll customers on Hwy 134.

Beekman Water System
Rescinded: 6/28/2018
Cause: The Beekman Water System is experiencing problems with the water supply system because of main line break on Wheeler Road. This break will affect all of the following roads Wheeler Road, Sulphur Springs Road, Tram Road, Whitney Orr Road, and Stevenson Road.

Bayou Macon Water System
Madison Parish Only
Rescinded: 6/22/2018
Cause: They are experiencing problems with the water supply system.

Town of Delhi
Richland Parish
Rescinded: 6/12/2018
Cause: 2-inch line break
Notes: Affecting about 400 customers. The boil order is confined to the northeast part of the town.

Town of Sicily Island
Rescinded: 6/16/2018
Cause: They are under a precautionary system-wide boil advisory due to a break in the main line until further notice.

The Chatham Water System
Rescinded: 7/3/2018
Cause: The Chatham Water System is experiencing problems with the water supply system.

Pioneer Darnell Water System
West Carroll Parish
Issued: 6/12/2018
Cause: Unspecified problems with the water supply.

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