Boil Advisories in Effect for Jeff Davis And St. Martin Parish
Another day another boil advisory, it sure seems to be a sign of the time across South Louisiana these days. Almost every morning it seems we are bringing you news of a construction mishap or a piece of failed infrastructure that results in the Louisiana Department of Health issuing a boil advisory for a water system.
Today we have two different boil advisories. One is for residents of Hathaway in Jeff Davis Parish. The other is for parts of Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish. Here are the particular details on each advisory.
Jeff Davis Water District #4 has issued an advisory for the entire system. The system serves the greater Hathaway area. The website for the District only states there is a boil advisory. No particular reason was noted as to why the advisory was issued. What we do know is that the advisory will likely be in place for much of today.
In St. Martin Parish a waterline break that was repaired late yesterday is the reason for the advisory on that water system. The advised area in Breaux Bridge runs from Rees Street to Hwy 328 at I-10 and I-10 from Latiolais Street passed I-10 to the northern distribution area including Bear Creek Subdivision.
Water service was restored in the Breaux Bridge area at about 4 pm yesterday. Still, it takes about 24 hours for the Louisiana Department of Health to conduct testing and certify that the water supply is safe for consumption.
KATC TV published these helpful tips on what actions and precautions you should be taking during a boil advisory.
To disinfect your water, boil it 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.)
Remember the boil advisory also includes water for making ice, coffee, brushing teeth or in use for food preparation.