Boil water advisory for LaPlace residents
originally posted on December 11, 2016
Residents in LaPlace are advised to boil their water before using it on Sunday, after emergency repairs to the water system brought low water pressure to the system in St. John the Baptist Parish.
As a result of a motorist hitting a fire hydrant on the corner of Woodland and Cane Dr. in LaPlace, the parish utilities department shut off water pressure to water customers in LaPlace in an effort to make emergency repairs.
Water pressure is expected to be restored by mid-morning Sunday.
As a precaution, the parish, in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health, is issuing a Boil Water Advisory upon restoration of water pressure for all of LaPlace.
The advisory will remain in effect until lifted by St. John the Baptist Parish officials, after testing and notification from state officials that water samples are safe.
It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by boiling water for one full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.