NELA water system boil advisories, updated 12/06

Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 11:06 AM CDT|Updated: 14 hours ago
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(KNOE) - If you would like to notify KNOE of a boil advisory update, please email us at and put the word “Boil” in the subject line along with the water system’s name. If you send in a boil order, please follow up with us when it’s rescinded.

Active Boil Advisories

Notice: Once an order has been rescinded, it will be removed from the active boil orders section.
These water systems/areas are currently under a boil advisory:
  • Tensas Water Distribution
    • Reason: Planned outage to remove the hydro tank from service and utilize VFDs at Newel Ridge East
    • Impacted areas: Hwy. 608, Beasley Rd., Hwy. 605 from Hwy. 65 East to Hwy. 608, Middle Rd, all of Yucatan area, Hogue Rd.
  • The Town of Tullos
  • The Village of Sicily Island
  • The Town of Grayson - Partial advisory
    • Impacted areas: Hwy. 126 to Barry Rd.
  • The Town of Winnsboro
  • Jones McGinty Water System - Partial advisory
    • Impacted areas: Kilbourne Highway east of Water Tank, Hance Coleman RD, Monroe Tubbs Rd, McGinty Rd, Doles Rd, Cunningham Rd, Armstrong Rd, Gladys Mayo Rd, Barthol Rd, Howel Rd, Ferrell Rd, Holly Ridge Rd, Zaunbrecher Rd, Elmo Bollich Rd, LA Ark Rd, Larrison Rd, and Mount Joy Rd.

Rescinded Boil Advisories

Notice: Rescinded boil orders will be removed from the page after two weeks of notice to not clutter the page.
These water systems have rescinded their boil advisories:
  • Holum Water System as of Dec. 6, 2022
  • East Columbia Water District as of Dec. 6, 2022
  • Sardis Water System - Partial advisory
    • Impacted areas for this rescission: Arlease Dr., Endom Dr., Donna Dr., Gary Dr., Randy Dr., Sardis Landing, Wayne Ave.
  • Jones McGinty Water System
  • Walnut Bayou Water System


What Does This Mean?

Boil water advisories were issued because water conditions or problems can lead to water that is of questionable microbiological quality or contaminated. It does not mean that the water is unsafe, just that it *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 If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded.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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