Boil Orders in Effect for Northeast Louisiana

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(KNOE) - Last Updated: Thu 4:38 PM, Jan 18, 2018

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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.

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*Beekman Water System, Inc.
-- Franklin Parish, Louisiana
-- Issued: 01/18/18

*Walnut Bayou Water System
-- Multiple Parishes
-- Issued: 01/18/18 (Re-issued)
-- Reason: Weather conditions for the entire water system.

*Consolidated Waterworks District No 2
-- Morehouse Parish
-- Issued: 01/17/18
-- Reason: Water main break

*The City of Tallulah
-- Madison Parish
-- Issued: 01/17/18
-- Reason: Low water pressure due to cold weather.

*Town of Jena
-- La Salle Parish, La.
-- Issued: 01/11/18
-- Reason: Water main break affecting the entire town.

*Lake Bruin Water District #1
-- Tensas Parish
-- Issued: 01/05/18
-- Reason: Their supplier, Tensas Water, is under a boil advisory.

*Tensas Water Distribution Association
-- Tensas Parish
-- Issued: 01/04/18
-- Reason: Problems associated with the freeze.

Boil advisories that have been recently rescinded are listed at the end of this article.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.

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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 If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded.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

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Recently Rescinded Boil Advisories

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

*Rocky Branch Water System
-- Union Parish, La.
-- Issued: 01/11/2018 | Rescinded 01/13/18
-- Reason: Water supply problems.
-- Affected areas: [DOWNLOAD LIST HERE]

*The City of Tallulah
-- Madison Parish
-- Issued: 01/04/18 | Rescinded: 01/12/2018
-- Reason: Proactively issued due to low pressure as a result of numerous leaks from pipes that froze and are now thawing with leaks.

*Manifest Rhinehart Water System
-- Catahoula, La.
-- Issued: 01/08/18 | Rescinded: 01/12/2018
-- Reason: Problems with the water supply system.

*Enterprise Waterworks, Inc.
-- Catahoula, La.
-- Issued: 01/04/18 | Rescinded: 01/10/2018
-- Reason: System is having trouble maintaining pressure during the cold weather conditions.

*Town of Ridgecrest Water System
-- Catahoula, La.
-- Issued: 01/04/18 | Rescinded: 01/10/2018
-- Reason: Loss of system pressure.

*South Bayou Macon Water System, Inc.
-- Franklin Parish
-- Issued: 01/04/18 | Rescinded: 01/10/2018
-- Reason: Problems with the water system.

*Town of Oak Grove Water System
-- West Carroll Parish
-- Issued: 01/08/18 | Rescinded: 01/10/2018
-- Reason: Excessive leaks due to cold weather.

*Jones McGinty Water System
-- Morehouse Parish
-- Rescinded: 01/09/18

*Hillside Water System in West Monroe (Greater Ouachita Water Co.) - -- Cleared: 01/05/18



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