Lafayette waterworks district North issues boil advisory due to waterline break caused by lightning strike

Lafayette Parish Waterworks District North Press Release

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The Lafayette Parish Waterworks District North (LPWDN) has issued a boil advisory to some of its customers due to a waterline break caused by a lightning strike.

LPWDN customers affected by this advisory include all residents on the east side of I-49 commencing at the 500 block of Brasseaux Rd westward to its intersection of the I-49 service road as well as customers residing north of Brasseaux Rd to the Lafayette/St. Landry parish boundary. This advisory also affects those LPWDN customers located on the west side of I-49 commencing at I-49’s intersection with La HWY 182 northward to the Lafayette/St. Landry Parish boundary.

Anyone in this area that has lost water pressure due to this waterline break is included in this Boil Advisory.

A loss of water pressure and the potential for contaminants having entered our water system due to a broken distribution line in your area has required that we shut down the waterline(s) in your area to make the necessary repairs. The repairs to the line have been completed. 

Because of these problems, and as a precaution, the LPWDN is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately for all LPWDN customers in the impacted area where water pressure has been lost.

This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the LPWDN.  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 LPWDN will not rescind this Boil Advisory until it has received 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.  You will be notified when the Boil Advisory has been rescinded.


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