A boil advisory has been issued effectively immediately for Village Water System customers in Forest Hills, Merrywoods and Crestwood Heights subdivisions and commercial customers on U.S. Hwy. 80 east of Tall Timbers and west of La. Hwy. 614.
A boil advisory was issued in the areas due to loss of pressure in the Wafer Rd. pressure plain and continual SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) malfunctions that have caused the system to run dry without sending the appropriate alarm.
Remote attempts have not produced results and contractors will be on site Friday. The boil advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System and the Louisiana Department of Health, according to Director of Public Works Larry Landry.
Consumers in the identified area should 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 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.
Bacteriological samples will be submitted as soon as possible to the Department of Health.