UPDATE: Leonville Water System cancels boil advisory

St. Landry Parish
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UPDATE: 02/21/2021 The boil advisory for Leonville has been lifted and residents are no longer required to boil water before consuming. 

ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KLFY)- The town of Leonville has experienced problems with our water supply system. The town’s water system is a very large rural water system that stretches from the outskirts of Port Barre, the outskirts of Arnaudville, the outskirts of Opelousas, and all areas in between.

Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.

Therefore, as a precaution, the town of Leonville Water System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the town of Leonville Water System.

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 otherwise.

The Town of Leonville Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.

Any questions, please call (337) 351-5764 or visit www.townofleonville.com.

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