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Water Shut Off and Boil Advisory


TO THOSE CUSTOMERS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE WATER SHUT OFF ON SATURDAY.......PLEASE BE ADVISED that the contractor will be turning the water off around 9 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. They are starting an hour early to ensure that we get the water samples to DHH's lab in Baton Rouge by 2:00 p.m. for testing. We will post updates as we receive them. Also, the following is the mandatory boil advisory that will be in place for those customers affected by the water shut off on Saturday: Please note, this is NOT for the entire Town, nor customers of Waterworks District No. 3.

AUGUST 12, 2017
For Immediate Release to Water System Customers

Please be advised that at approximately 9 a.m. today, the Town replaced two (2) fire hydrants both located on Hwy 103 (Saizan Avenue) North across Bayou Courtableau. This shut off was in a localized area affecting the following locations: residents along Hwy 103 (Saizan Avenue) Northward across the bridge, all of the OG Track, Nelson G Subdivision, Pacific, Seneca (east of Saizan), Delaware, Osage and Sixth Streets. The shut off in our water supply system to this area caused a loss in pressure in the distribution system. Because of this, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality IN THIS AREA ONLY. Therefore, as a precaution, we are issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Town of Port Barre Water System. The water supply to this area was off for approximately 2 to 4 hours. The boil advisory will remain in effect until we get clearance from DHH, which we hope will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

The Town of Port Barre has experienced an interruption in service at the above listed locations and it is recommended that all consumers IN THIS AREA ONLY, 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 (1) 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.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

The Town of Port Barre Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.