Water boil advisory issued for Country Club Trailer Park in Slidell
A boil water advisory has been issued for the Country Club Trailer Park in Slidell. Residents received notices from the Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals Friday.
-By Natalie Hee, originally posted on October 10, 2016
SLIDELL, L.a. — A boil water advisory has been issued for the Country Club Trailer Park in Slidell. Residents received notices from the Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals Friday.
The water boil advisory is effective immediately and state officials said the advisory will last until the water supplier say otherwise.
“You wanna take a bath in that? Life’s aggravating enough. It’s disgusting. I can’t go anywhere, can’t do anything about it,” resident Walter said.
Walter has been living at the Country Club Trailer Park for the last decade and tells WDSU News he’s been sick multiple times from what he believes is a result of drinking the dirty water.
“I heard a bunch of people in here that are real sick now with stomach problems. I’ve been having diarrhea for a few days. When the water’s decent, you just deal with it. I try not to drink it if i don’t have to,” Walter said.
The DHH advises residents to boil their water for at least a full minute in a clean container before consumption — that includes brushing teeth, making ice and using the water for food preparations.
Health experts said contaminated water may contain bacteria, viruses and parasites that could have serious effects if ingested, and cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and headaches.
Officials said infants, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk.
WDSU News reached out to the owner of the Country Club Trailer Park for a response but have not heard back as of Sunday night.