2 schools without water
2 schools without water.
Two Hammond schools were without water service Thursday and Friday because a water main break caused a loss of water pressure Thursday.
The water district issued a boil water advisory Thursday for River Road between U.S. 190 and Vineyard Road as well as adjacent roads.
The area includes Hammond High and Hammond Eastside magnet schools on River Road.
Hammond High Interim Principal Shelly Gaydos said water has been shut off during the advisory.
Superintendent Mark Kolwe said the same steps were being taken next door at Hammond Eastside.
Wendy Montalbano, compliance officer for the water district, said the break in the water main has been repaired, but the loss of water pressure could potentially introduce contaminates in the water supply for the designated area, so the advisory was issued.
Samples of water were collected Friday and sent to the Louisiana Department of Health lab for testing.
Montalbano expects the results will come in today.
In the meantime, the advisory remains in effect.