Boil Orders in Effect for Northeast Louisiana

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(KNOE) - Last Updated: Fri 3:00 PM, Jun 15, 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.


Town of Sicily Island
Issued: 6/14/2018
Cause: They are under a precautionary system-wide boil advisory due to a break in the main line until further notice.

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

Boil advisories that have been recently rescinded are listed at the end of this article.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 If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded.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Recently Rescinded Boil Advisories

Montecello Water System
East Carroll Parish
Rescinded: 6/14/2018
Cause: Unspecified problems with the water supply.

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Rescinded: 6/12/2018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.

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

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