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St. John shutting off water pressure to LaPlace customers overnight Tuesday

LAPLACE — Beginning at 10 p.m. today (Aug. 28), the St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department is shutting off water pressure to water customers located in LaPlace to make repairs to a main water line that was severed by a contractor.

Water pressure is expected to be restored within 6 to 8 hours, Parish officials said.

As a precaution, the Water System in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health is issuing a Boil Water Advisory upon restoration of water pressure for all of LaPlace water customers who lost water pressure.

The BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until lifted by the St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department.

The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health that the water samples collected are safe.

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by boiling water for a full minute in a clean container.

The one-minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.

Parish officials ask customers to disinfect their own water prior to consumption until advised otherwise.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation during this unforeseen outage,” Parish officials announced a Tuesday afternoon release.

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