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Boil advisory issued for Town of Farmerville Water System

A boil water advisory for Brownsville was placed into effect Thursday, July 16, 2020.
A boil water advisory for Brownsville was placed into effect Thursday, July 16, 2020.(MGN)
Published: Oct. 17, 2020 at 11:12 AM CDT
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The Town of Farmerville Water System is under a boil advisory.

The advisory was issued on Oct. 17, 2020.

Residents are asked to boil their water for one full minute before consuming.

What Does This Mean?

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 If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded.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

LDH/OPH Engineering Services [Website]

P.O. Box 4489

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4489

Phone: 225-342-7499

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