Another boil advisory has been issued.

A boil advisory has been issued for Lafayette residents north of I-10.

According to the automated message I got, you need to boil water for one minute before drinking, washing fruit or food, brushing teeth, etc.

A number of communities are asking citizens to conserve water as many allow their faucets to drip in an effort to avoid pipes from freezing.

LUS tells us in a press release:

That the Boil Water Advisory is for residents and businesses in the areas north of I-10, south of Gendarme Road, west of Wilderness Trail and east of Janvier Road.

 An increase in customer usage due to weather, water pressure has dropped significantly in this area.

 As a precaution, customers in the affected area need to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, using it for food prep or rinsing food. The one minute starts after water has been brought to a rolling boil.

 If you suspect a leak, try to identify where the leak is and turn the water off at the hand cutoff.  The hand cutoff is usually located 12-24” behind the meter going toward the home. If the shut off valve is not accessible, please contact LUS at (337) 291-5700.

 To ensure water safety and quality, the advisory will remain in effect until collected water samples are cleared by the Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Public Health.

Our media partners at KATC has noted the following advisories:

Acadia Parish

The Village of Morse is under a boil water advisory until further notice. Mayor Ray Richard says the advisory is due to a busted pipe at the water system. The entire village is affected by the boil advisory

Customers of the Egan Water Corporation #2 are under a boil advisory until further notice. Officials say ALL parish residents should take every precaution to minimize your use of water as most systems across the parish are struggling to keep up with the demand.

On Tuesday, he Bayou Des Cannes Water System at 3864 George Soileau Road in Basile issued a boil water advisory until further notice.

On Tuesday, the Village of Esterwood announced a boil advisory in effect until further notice.

Evangeline Parish

City of Ville Platte is calling a system wide BOIL ADVISORY during this winter storm.

All East Side Water Customers in Ville Platte are under a boil advisory effective immediately. This is due to the heavy demand on the system and lost pressure. There will be an update when the advisory is lifted in the next few days.

The Village of Turkey Creek Water System is under a boil advisory effective February 16, 2021 due to the loss of water pressure to the entire water system.
Customers should boil their water for 1 full minute before consumption. The boil advisory will stay in effect until further notice.

The Mamou Water System is under a boil advisory until further notice. The system has lost pressure due to the rolling blackouts, which were ordered because of the storm.

On Tuesday, he Bayou Des Cannes Water System at 3864 George Soileau Road in Basile issued a boil water advisory until further notice.

Iberia Parish

Parish President Larry Richard announced that Iberia Parish Waterworks District #3 (Coteau) will be stopping distribution to customers tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. for the system to recover. Service will resume tomorrow morning Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 a.m.

The Boil Water Advisory for the district will remain in affect until further notice.

The district is asking that customers please inspect their property for leaks and conserve water in order that they can remain in operation without further service disruption.

St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish Waterworks District No. 2 Rural will be shutting off water at the plant intermittently in order to refill the storage tanks. Due to the freezing temperatures and broken pipes along the system, the system is experiencing lower pressure than normal. Customers are advised to boil water until further notice.

The Town of Melville has issued a volunteer boil water advisory until further notice. The advisory was issued due to low water pressure. Residents should boil water for one full minute before consumption.

The Prarie Ronde Water System in Opelousas has issued a boil advisory for customers living in Whiteville. Officials says the advisory is in effect due to low water pressure, and it may be lifted once the freeze passes, or once the pressure comes back to normal.