North Shreveport residents placed under boil advisory

– There have been multiple water main breaks in North Shreveport today causing severely low pressure and water loss to customers residing in areas north and east of Hilry Huckaby Drive and north and west of North Hearne Avenue.
Later, a private company’s contractors hit a 16-inch water main near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ione Street.
Because of the severely low pressure and water loss experienced by some, the City has issued a boil advisory.
Crews are working to repair both lines and restore pressure to normal operational levels.
Repairs are expected to be completed tonight.
When repairs are completed and water restored, the water supplied by our distribution system to nearby facilities may be of questionable microbiological quality.
Therefore, as a precaution, the Department of Water & Sewerage is issuing a VOLUNTARY BOIL ADVISORY effective when service is restored in these areas, until sample(s) collected and analyzed indicate the absence of coliform bacteria.
It is recommended that water be disinfected before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means: Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.
The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.
Please be sure to disinfect water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

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