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FEB 23: West Monroe boil advisory has been lifted

Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 9:54 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM CST
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UPDATE: - 2/23/21: The City of West Monroe posted online that the recent boil advisory has been lifted.

See older updates of this story below.

UPDATE - 2/19/21: The City of West Monroe released the following message on Friday regarding its water system:

The City of West Monroe continues to make modifications to its municipal water system which has added more water to the system as well as increased pressure.

The Public Works Department anticipates additional leaks to be found as pipes thaw and temperatures rise. Public Works crews will continue working to locate and repair leaks and work to return the municipal water system to normal operations.

City of West Monroe water customers are still encouraged to conserve as much water as possible. All municipal water customers will remain under a boil advisory until further notice. City officials anticipate the boil advisory lasting until the middle of next week.

Customers should boil water for at least one minute before using. Water customers are still encouraged to report leaks to the West Monroe Police Department at (318) 396-2722.

Additional updates will be made to the City of West Monroe’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofwestmonroe

UPDATE: - 2/18/21: Glenwood Regional Medical Center has released the following statement:

“Glenwood Regional Medical Center is following emergency protocols after recent City water service interruptions. Contingency plans are being followed to continue to safely care for our patients. Our facility remains open for all urgent and emergent care.”

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The City of West Monroe is advising residents who live in the city to conserve water. They are also advising residents to boil any water they do use.

Officials say the city is experiencing low water pressure citywide due to unprecedented freezing temperatures. They say a boil advisory is in effect until further notice.

They also ask that you report any leaks to West Monroe PD.

You can also report any water leaks to the Public Works Department at (318) 325-0496.

The City of West Monroe asks all water customers to be please be patient while crews work to resolve the issue.

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.

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