St. John announces LaPlace water line repairs complete

Published 7:28 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

At approximately 5:30 a.m. today (Aug. 29), the St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department announced it had made repairs to the water line that resulted in a widespread water outage overnight in LaPlace.

“Water is being restored to all areas at this time,” a release stated. “As mandated by the Department of Health, a Boil Water Advisory is in effect until further notice for LaPlace water customers only. This includes all restaurants and businesses. Please boil water before consumption.”

The Boil Water Advisory is expected to be lifted within two days, the Parish said, adding residents would be notified when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, the Utilities Department shut off water pressure to water customers located in LaPlace to make repairs to a main water line that was severed by a contractor.

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.

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