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Boil advisory lifted for Independence, one issued for East Feliciana


A boil advisory for the town of Independence was lifted Wednesday morning and one has been issued for Water District No. 7 in East Feliciana Parish.

The boil order in Independence was lifted around 9 a.m.

According to Mayor Michael Ragusa, a construction crew damaged the town's main water line Monday evening. Repairs were completed that night.

A water test was conducted Tuesday morning and just before noon, Ragusa stated the boil water notice would remain in effect for another 18 to 36 hours.

Officials in East Feliciana Parish released the following statement:

"Water district #7 has experienced problems with our water supply system. Because of these problems the water produced by our system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore as a precaution District #7 is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately. The boil advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by disctrict #7. Roads to boil water are to follow :Hurst Lane, Hwy 432 East of Hwy 3255."

It is recommended all customers disinfect their water before drinking it.

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