Boil advisory issued for some parts of the Village of Palmetto

by Jordan Lippincott, originally posted on November 20, 2016


St. Landry Parish –A boil advisory has been issued for some parts of the Village of Palmetto.

Residents living between 9954 Hwy 10 and 1320 Hwy 360, including Buck Bayou Road, are instructed to boil their water before use due to a four-inch water line break on Hwy 360.

It is recommended that all customers disinfect their water before consuming it. This includes making ice, brushing teeth, and using water for food preparation. Also, customers are advised not to consume fountain beverages.

In order to disinfect your water, boil the water for one minute in a clean container. The timing of 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.

Please be sure to disinfect your water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

The Village of Palmetto Water System will discontinue this boil advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, that additional water samples collected from the water system have shown the water to be safe.

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