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Boil Advisory - January 18, 2018
Good afternoon everyone. I wish I was making this post to give good news. Unfortunately, the wate... [more...]
Water Update - January 12, 2018
Water update......the Boil Advisory has been lifted for Town of Port Barre water customers only. ... [more...]
Water Update - January 08, 2018
Water update....The Town of Port Barre and Waterworks District No. 3 will remain in the boil advi... [more...]
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January 18, 2018
Good afternoon everyone. I wish I was making this post to give good news. Unfortunately, the water pressure in our tower has dropped drastically over the last couple of hours. Both the Town and Water District crews are trying to determine the reason, and are riding the areas looking for a possible break in one of the main lines due to the freezing temperatures. In addition to that, hundreds of customers have broken lines, some of which don't know about it, and this is also draining the system. Because of the drastic drop in pressure, this is to advise that the Town of Port Barre is going back into a boil advisory, and Waterworks District #3 remains in the original boil advisory posted. Both systems may not be able to keep up, and all of us may be without water. The Town's pressure is very, very low, and the District has some areas that have no water at all. Also, this drop in pressure has stirred up the inside of the lines, making the water brown and rusty. We are just as frustrated as all of you and wish we had better news. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
January 12, 2018
Water update......the Boil Advisory has been lifted for Town of Port Barre water customers only. Waterworks District No. 3 customers are still under the Boil Advisory until the flushing of the lines is complete and they get their samples back from DHH, which looks like next week. Again, thanks to all for your patience and understanding.
January 08, 2018
Water update....The Town of Port Barre and Waterworks District No. 3 will remain in the boil advisory through the remainder of the week. The utility and waterworks district crews are working diligently to provide water to their customers. The pressure is back up, but unfortunately we cannot take any samples until the lines have been flushed, which will be taking place this week. Once the flushing is done provided we do not lose pressure again, then the samples can be taken and brought to DHH for testing. Thank you for your patience.
January 03, 2018
Water update......please be advised that due to the continuous freezing temperatures, thus causing little to no water pressure, the Town of Port Barre and Waterworks District No. 3 are under a boil advisory and will remain under one once the pressure is restored to full capacity. Both water systems are on by-pass, to try and restore the pressure. The pumps are working properly and our utilities department personnel are doing everything they can. Unfortunately, with the majority of customers on both systems running water to keep pipes from freezing, our pressure may be little to none for the remainder of the week. We do ask, however, that when the temps go above freezing, to turn your faucets off for that period of time, so that our tower can begin to fill. Also, everyone is experiencing heavy amounts of rust in the water. We cannot flush the lines with no water pressure. When the pressure drops in ours or any other system, it causes sediment in the service lines to break off of the inner wall of the pipes. We suggest, if possible, to not wash any "whites" or other clothing, unless you are using some type of rust remover, and then that is no guarantee. This is a very problematic, frustrating and unfortunate situation, and everyone is experiencing these problems. We hope that everyone is warm, and we will keep you updated as the information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and patience.