Water main break causes city-wide boil-water advisory in Covington

originally posted on August 23, 2016


All of Covington is under a boil-water advisory because of a water main break.

The city of Covington said that a 12-inch water main break happened Monday at Jefferson Avenue and 15th Avenue, resulting in the boil-water advisory.

Because of the break, the water produced by the water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. The advisory is in effect for all residents in the city until further notice.

City leaders will give an update on the advisory when testing results from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals verifies that the water quality is acceptable.

Residents should disinfect water before consuming it, including water used to make ice, brush teeth or used for food preparation.

Water should be boiled for one full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.

Additional updates can be found on the city’s website. Stay with WDSU.com.

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