Boil Orders in Effect for Northeast Louisiana

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Boil Advisories

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.

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Town of Tullos
Issued: 01/24/2020
Notes: Starting at South Main and Doyle, Fullerton St, Morrow, and Four Wheel Dr.

Oak Grove Water System
Issued: 1/23/2020
Notes: Due to a break in the main line on Skinner Lane just south of Oak Grove causing water service to be turned off to all customers on the Old Briggs System Oak Grove Mayor Adam Holland has issued a boil advisory effective immediately and until further notice for the Oak Grove Water System.

East Carroll Water System South
Issued: 1/20/2020

Vixen East Water System
Issued: 1/17/2020
Notes: As of 1/17/2020 the Vixen East Water System is on a partial boil advisory due to tying in new water lines. This applies to all of Hwy 557, and all of Hwy 4, and all adjoining roads.

Nebo Water System
Issued: 1/16/2020
Notes: As of 01/16/2020 the Nebo Water System is under a system wide boil advisory due to the system improvements going on. Samples are to be taken and submitted 01/21/2020.

Town of Tullos
Issued: 1/16/2020
Notes: As of 01/16/2020 the Town of Tullos is under a partial boil advisory due to a main line break. The areas affected are MOREAU ST., FULLERTON ST., FOUR WHEEL RD., and COCKERHAM LP. Samples are set to be collected and submitted 01/21/2020.

Monticello Water System
East Carroll Parish
Issued: 1/13/2020

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 If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded.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
Phone: 225-342-7499



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