Iberia ParishLocal News

Jeanerette Under a Boil Water Advisory

The Jeanerette Water System has experienced problems with our water supply system.
Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable
microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Water System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY
effective immediately for the until the lines are fully flushed with chlorine. It is recommended that all consumers 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
The Jeanerette Water System has consulted with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health regarding this incident and that we will be collecting samples from our water supply system to ensure our water is safe.
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