Boil orders for Northeast Louisiana (1 new)
(KNOE) - If you would like to notify KNOE of a boil advisory update, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put the word “Boil” in the subject line along with the name of the water system. If you send in a boil order, please follow up with us when it’s rescinded.
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. Old advisories will be removed. Most boil orders are precautionary in nature unless otherwise stated.
*Aug. 31, 2020, in the wake of Hurricane Laura, boil orders were issued for 150 Louisiana parishes. Some have been listed since then. Follow the link to find a document with water systems still under a boil order as of Sept. 14, 2020.
Northeast Louisiana boil orders can be found below. There are no more boil orders resulting from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. Click here to see the remaining Laura-related boil orders in the state.
NELA Systems Under Advisory
East Richland Parish Water System
Turkey Creek Water System - 10/23
Areas affected: Hwy 562, Hwy 876, Hwy 875, and all interconnecting roads.
Monterey Water System - 10/23
Town of Tullos Water System - 10/20
The Town of Tullos has issued a partial boil advisory due to a main line leak repair.
Areas affected Hwy 125 S beginning at W Hebert St, continuing South to Hwy 125 and all adjoining roads. US 84 and all adjoining roads.
Beekman Water System - 10/11
The Beekman Water System has issued a system wide boil advisory due to pressure dropping due to power outage.
Manifest Rhinehart Water System - 10/10
Manifest Rhinehart Water is issuing a Partial Boil Advisory. This advisory is for customers on old Jena road and blade loop road.
Black River Water System - 10/9
The Black River Water System is issuing a partial boil advisory for the whole Larto end of the water system. Starting at 8138 Hwy 3102 ending on 1800 Larto Bridge rd.
East Columbia Water District - 10/9
Due to an electrical issue, East Columbia Water District is currently under a system-wide boil advisory.
Hammock Water Supply - 9/29
Tolbert LP to Nichols Rd, and all adjacent, including Boswell, Leander LP, Riley Deason, and Parishline Rd
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