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Boil Advisory for select residents in Vernon Parish

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(KALB News Channel 5) - The West Vernon Parish Waterworks District has experienced a problem with a water main break in the line located at the main office. The area affected begins at Holly Grove Road across to Hwy. 111 West and covering all roads in this area along with Hwy. 111 at the intersection of Holly Grove Road out to Blue Creek on Hwy. 111 West, Anacoco, Louisiana. It is possible for contamination to enter a water system that has lost pressure. It is also possible for contamination to be pulled into a water main from a leak

Therefore, as a precaution the West Vernon Parish Waterworks District is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately for areas located The area affected begins at Holly Grove Road across to Hwy. 111 West and covering all roads in this area and from Hwy. 111 at the intersection of Holly Grove Road out to Blue Creek on Hwy. 111 West in Anacoco, Louisiana. THIS BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the West Vernon Parish Waterworks District Water System.

It is recommended for all homeowners whose water service is affected by this water main leak to disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by any one of the following means:

1) Boil water for one (1) minutes 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 bottle or pouring it from one container to another, or

2) Mix thirty (30) drops of unscented liquid chlorine laundry bleach with one (1) gallon of water and let it stand for at least thirty (30) minutes before drinking, or

All natural water sources have some minerals. These minerals sometimes settle along the interior walls of the water mains. When the water mains experience a sudden change in pressure, the mineral sediments tend to flake off the water mains. Some customers might experience cloudy or dirty water after the pressure is restored to the water system. This problem will be corrected with an extensive flushing program.

After repairs have been completed, we will disinfect the water mains with a strong chlorine solution. You might detect a chlorine odor after the pressure has been restored.

Water samples will be collected and tested by Louisiana Office of Public Health personnel after the repairs have been completed. Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption by one of the above listed methods until you have been advised that the water provided by your system is safe.

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