UPDATE, April 4 11:15 a.m.: The boil water advisory in Jeanerette has been lifted. Samples tested by the Louisiana Department of Health have been cleared as safe.

ORIGINAL STORY, April 1: JEANERETTE, La. (KLFY) – The city of Jeanerette is under a boil advisory until further notice.

According to Mayor Carol Bourgeois, Jr., a water service line broke causing the city-wide boil advisory.

The boil advisory is in place until further notice and is expected to take a few hours, according to Bourgeois.

Updates will follow as information is released.

What do I need to do in a boil advisory?

  • Bring your water to a full rolling boil for one minute.
  • Allow the water to cool before use. Cooling may take up to 30 minutes, so prepare ahead.
  • Boil your water for all cooking, washing, brushing teeth, and drinking, including washing foods and for use in baby formulas. Boil tap water even if it is filtered, as most kitchen and other household water filters typically do not remove bacteria or viruses.
  • Turn off automatic ice makers
  • Replace water filters, as they are disposable and may be contaminated, including carbon filters.
  • If you don’t like the taste of boiled water, you can try adding a pinch of salt, letting the water stand for a few hours or pouring the cooled boiled water back and forth from one clean glass or container into another to add air to the water, according to the CDC.