LaPlace residents advised to boil water before drinking

Leak repaired, water must be tested

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 28, 2019 - 7:44 am
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Crews have completed repairs to the water system in LaPlace, but the water must be tested before it is ruled safe to drink.

"Water pressure is slowly being restored to LaPlace as a result of a substantial water leak that crews worked through the night to repair," according to a news release. "A Boil Water Advisory remains in place for all LaPlace water customers until notified otherwise."

St. John the Baptist Parish officials released the following information:

It is recommended that all consumers in LaPlace disinfect their water before  eating or drinking, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation by boiling water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health that the water samples collected from Water District #3 are safe.  

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. 
Please also sign up to receive phone, email, and text notifications by visiting sjbparish.com and clicking on the "Stay Connected" tab or by calling the Communications Department at 985-652-9569 during office hours. 

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