Water boil advisory issued in Rapides Island area
by Richard Sharkey, originally posted on July 7, 2016
A water boil advisory is in effect for part of the Rapides Island Water Association district.
The advisory was implemented because of a break in a main water line, the association said in a news release.
The advisory is in effect until further notice “for Rapides Station Road between La. Highway 1 and the bridge, Moss Point, Christine, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg,” the release said.
It is recommended that all consumers in the advisory area disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods.
To do so, boil water for one full minute in a clean container. Shaking can eliminate the flat taste of the water, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.