UPDATE: Boil Advisory Lifted for Lake Providence

UPDATE: Boil Advisory Lifted for Lake Providence

The Lake Providence Water System had experienced problems with the water supply system, but now the boil advisory has been lifted..

Town officials say the boil order for the town of Lake Providence has been lifted.

Town officials say crews worked overnight hours this week to get the pipe fixed and the water pressure is back at the plant.

State officials tested the water and deemed it to be safe for consumption.


LAKE PROVIDENCE -- The Lake Providence Water System has experience problems with the water supply system, so town official have issued a boil advisory for residents.

According to a press release issued by the town, the main water line was cut by Atmos Energy.

The pumps were then shut off to fix the resulting leak, but the pipes experienced a loss of pressure.

Town officials say because of these problems, the water produced by the water system is of questionable microbiological quality.

As a precaution, the Lake Providence Water System is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately. It will remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.

It is recommended that all residents disinfect their water 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 full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

The water system will rescind the boil advisory until notified by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals when samples collected show the water to be safe.
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