Boil-water advisory issued for residents in Bedico area

by Juan Sanchez, originally posted on September 12, 2016


Tangipahoa Parish leaders have issued a boil-water advisory for residents in Bedico.

Officials at the Tangipahoa Water Systemissued the temporary precautionary boil-water advisory Monday for residents on CC Road and all roads off of CC Road.

The advisory was issued because of potential contamination of the water supply after a water line ruptured and caused loss of water pressure.

Leaders said the advisory is in effect until further notice.

Residents in the affected area are advised not to drink, make ice or brush teeth without boiling the water until further notice.

Water can be disinfected by boiling water for one full minute in a clean container. One minute begins after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.

Parish leaders are waiting for test results from the water system to return from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals before the advisory is lifted.

More information is available by calling the water district at 985-345-6457.

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