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Significant damage to LaPlace water system causing fluctuations in pressure

LAPLACE —St. John the Baptist Parish reported significant damage to the LaPlace water system due to Hurricane Ida. As a result, residents are seeing fluctuations in water pressure.
According to St. John Parish administration, once water is restored and pressure builds, leaks are revealed and must immediately be repaired to prevent further damage to the water system.
The Parish currently does not have the ability to send out advance notice on repairs being made. Utilities crews are dealing with an unprecedented destruction of infrastructure and are working around the clock to repair facilities.
Parish President Jaclyn Hotard is also without running water, as are many of the Utilities staff who are out working while their homes remain damaged and flooded.
“I am grateful they have been able to maintain all of the water systems, and I pray for their safety and strength, and fast restoration of the LaPlace water system,” Hotard said. “We will continue to send out updates, and please be assured that we are working around the clock to repair these facilities.”
As water pressure fluctuates, St. John Parish residents remain under a Boil Water Advisory until further notice.