Water alert for Donaldsonville lifted

Water alert for Donaldsonville lifted

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Officials with with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says that the water in Donaldsonville is now safe to use.

Residents were told not to consume or use the water Tuesday night after the DHH notified the Peoples Water System of Donadsonville that the way the drinking water was being treated had to be changed immediately after possible elevated levels of chlorine were detected.

According to the DHH, the levels of chlorine dioxide found in the water were four to five times the EPA standard.

According to the Public Service Commission, an order was issued Wednesday to authorize the sale of Peoples Water Company to Ascension Parish.

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