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.

Walnut Bayou Water Assoc.
Issued: 1/17/19
Tallulah, LA
Notes: Water disruption due to the repair of a fire hydrant.

Tri-Water System
Issued: 1/16/19
Union Parish
Notes: Due to a broken main, customers served by Tri-Water System, Inc. on Slade Camp Rd., George Byrnside Rd., and Knight Rd., are under a BOIL NOTICE UNTIL FURTHER ADVISED

New Hope St. Clair Water System
Issued: 1/15/19
Jackson Parish
Notes: Problems with a water well.


Boil advisories that have been recently rescinded are listed at the end of this article. Also below: what a boil order means, how to contact the Louisiana Dept. of Health.


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 If the tests determine that the water is safe to drink, the boil water advisory will be rescinded.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