ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KLFY) — Residents of St. Martin Parish Water Works Districts No. 3, Cade Water, will be without water today, the district said.

Water Works Districts #3, Cade Water announced it is setting a water shutoff schedule to help alleviate extreme low water pressure brought on by the recent drought and one well malfunction, according to Kechia Lee, secretary/treasurer of the St. Martin Parish Water Works District No. 3.

“Our pressures are down to the bare minimum, so in order to better serve our customers we are going to shut the water off to build up the pressure in order to provide more pressure for them later,” Lee said.

Cade Water implemented a water shutoff at 11 a.m. Tuesday to all customers. The system will turn back on at 6 p.m. to allow customers to use water, and then shut off again from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Lee said.

“Take your baths (during that time),” Lee said. “I doubt if you can wash your clothes at this point. Do any type of household small things in the home. Cook if you need to. Just don’t forget to boil your water when you are using it before cooking.”

A boil advisory will be in effect afterward until further notice for residents of the St. Martin Parish Water Works District No. 3.