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Boil Advisory




MAY 21, 2018

For Immediate Release to Water System Customers

The Town of Port Barre is experiencing little to no water pressure in it’s distribution system due to a break in a 6" water line that occurred on May 21, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m. The system was completely shut down at approximately 4:45 p.m. Because of this shut down, the water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, we issued a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. Both KLFY and KATC were notified immediately to broadcast this advisory on May 21, 2018. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Town of Port Barre Water System. 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, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

The Town of Port Barre Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.