Boil advisories for Northeast Louisiana

Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 11:06 AM CDT|Updated: Jan. 15, 2021 at 11:34 AM CST
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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 name of the water system. If you send in a boil order, please follow up with us when it’s rescinded.

NELA Systems Under Advisory

Tensas Water - 1/15

  • Tensas Parish
  • Tensas Water is declaring a boil advisory for the entire north end of Tensas Water. We have a line break and are experiencing low pressure issues. This is from the water plant north including the outside of Lake bruin except for Osceola Rd. and Anderson Ave. This does not affect Lake Bruin Water District #1.
  • HWY 604, HWY 607, HWY 605, Burnside Rd, HWY 65 from the waterplant north to the parish line, HWY 4, HWY 888, HWY 898, HWY 575, HWY 608, Washam Rd., Locust Land Rd, Beasley Rd., Garden Rd, Hunter’s Ln, Newellton Club Rd, Gentry Rd., Cannon Dr., Live Oak Ln, Lake Grove Rd, Ponderosa Ln, Botany Bay, State Park Rd., Bell Rd., Minchew Rd, Newlight Rd, Foster Rd., Leah Ln, Peacock Ln, Shackleford Rd, Arnold Rd, Clydesdale Rd, Lord Rd, Fisher Rd, Middle Rd, all of Yucatan area, Bamburg Rd, Steele Gang Rd., Becks Bayou Rd., Jordan Rd, Arceneaux Rd.

Sardis Water System - 1/13

  • Union Parish
  • Sardis Church Road Only

River Road Water Works - 1/13

  • Richland Parish
  • Customers on HWY 583 between Hwy 80 and Temple Road

Ridgecrest - 1/12

  • Concordia Parish
  • All customers

Manifest Water System - 1/2

  • Catahoula / LaSalle
  • Cause: Loss of pressure. An electrical issue caused pumps not to work


What Does This Mean?

Boil water advisories were issued because 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 If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded.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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