Bayou Teche Water Works issues boil advisory

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The following is a news release from the Bayou Teche Water Works:

The Bayou Teche Water Works water system lost pressure in the distribution system to below 15 psi

therefore you should

BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING

The Bayou Teche Water Works lost pressure to below 15 psi on ALONG SUGAR OAKS ROAD AND

ALL ROAD CONNECTED TO SUGAR OAKS ROAD FROM VIDA SHAW ROAD TO TROY ROAD

AND ALONG VIDA SHAW ROAD AND ALL ROADS CONNECTED TO VIDA SHAW ROAD

FROM SUGAR OAKS ROAD TO WARWICK STREET

Due to a repair of a water line leak. This led to a loss of pressure in the distribution system,

which may cause backpressure, backsiphonage, or a net movement of water from outside the pipe to the

inside through cracks, breaks, or joints in the distribution system that are common in all water systems.

Such a system failure carries with it a high potential that fecal contamination or other disease-causing

organisms could enter the distribution system. These conditions may pose an imminent and substantial

health endangerment to persons served by the system.

What should I do?

• DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil for

at least (3) three minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water

should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until

further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. ALL STORED WATER, DRINK

OR ICE MADE RECENTLY FROM THIS SUPPLY SHALL BE DISCARDED.

• Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria,

viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other

symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and

people with severely compromised immune systems.

• The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of

these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should

seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

What happened? A water line has broken and was repaired

What is being done? The leak is being repaired and the water line is being flushed and chlorinated. A

bacterial sample is being taken.

We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. For more information, please contact Rick Frederick at 337-229-6029.

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