Assumption Parish Waterworks District

1/18/2018

For Immediate Release

The Assumption Parish Water System has experienced problems with our water supply system.

Due to the recent below freezing temperatures for extended periods we have experienced extremely low water pressure in areas. Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.

Therefore, as a precaution, the Assumption Parish Waterworks District 1 is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Assumption Parish Waterworks District 1.

The area effected is all areas after the Pierre Part Bay Bridge west toward the Belle River area and beyond including the St. Martin Parish customers.

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 Assumption Parish Waterworks District 1 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.