BOIL ADVISORY

DATE: 4/5/2016

The City of Covington has experienced problems with our water supply system in your area.

AFFECTED AREA:
S. ADAMS ST., S. AMERICA ST., S. LOUISIANA, S JAHNCKE, S. MASSACHUSETTS, S. WASHINGTON, E. 5TH AVE, S. WATER ST., S NEW HAMPSHIRE, S VERMONT, E. 6TH, E. 4TH, E. 3RD, E. 2ND, E. 1ST, PHYLLIS DR., ST. ANN, OLD LANDING RD., RIVER BEND DR., BENNETT RD., CYPRESS DR., PINE, BOGUE FALAYA DR. ALMA LOOP, LUCIE LANE, DUREL DR., POPLAR, RIVERVIEW DR., & CYPRESS COVE

DUE TO: A broken 6” water main which resulted in a significant loss of pressure.
Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, DHH requires the City of Covington to issue a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately.

A Boil Water Advisory is issued when an event has occurred allowing the possibility for the water distribution system to become contaminated. An advisory does not mean that the water is contaminated, but rather that it could be contaminated. Until the safety of the water is confirmed, customers should take the appropriate precautions.*

This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the city which will take a minimum of 48 hours. You will be notified when the advisory has been lifted. 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.

Again, please be sure to disinfect your water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise. The City of Covington 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.

•An Advisory is different from a Boil Water Notice. A Boil Water Notice is issued by the state health officer and the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) or their authorized representatives. During a Boil Water Notice, all customers must boil their water before consumption it or use bottled water.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CALL 985·898·4700.

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