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Boil water advisories

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The following boil water advisories are in effect due to freezing temperatures and/or low water pressure:

  • Assumption Parish Water System: This advisory is for Waterworks District 1 and impacts all areas after the Pierre Part Bay Bridge west toward the Belle River area and beyond, including St. Martin Parish customers. If you have questions related to this advisory, call 985-369-6156, 800-856-5731, or Emergency After Hours at 985-369-6156.
  • Ascension Consolidated Utilities District #1: This includes customers whose water comes from Assumption Parish.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to the emergency line at 225-450-1078.

IF YOU ARE UNDER A BOIL ADVISORY: 

Residents under an advisory should boil their water before drinking it, cooking, making ice, or brushing their teeth. Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The minute starts once the water has reached a full, rolling boil.

The flat taste of the water can be removed by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of boiled water.

Advisories will be removed from this list once they are lifted by officials, which is typically after water samples have been tested by the Louisiana Department of Health.

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