City of Gonzales lifts boil water advisory

Boil water advisory lifted in Gonzales

GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - Officials with the City of Gonzales say they have lifted the boil water advisory issued on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has tested the water and has ruled it safe to drink.

The City of Gonzales issued a boil water advisory after some of the city woke up on Tuesday, Oct. 29 to no water or very little water pressure.

Boil advisory affecting schools, businesses in Gonzales

A spokesperson for Ascension Public Schools says the advisory impacted G.W. Carver Primary, Gonzales Primary, Pecan Grove Primary, Gonzales Middle, East Ascension High School, and Early College Option at RPCC. Central Primary and Central Middle schools are under a different water system.

“Please know, we are making appropriate adjustments such as getting bottled water and hand sanitizer delivered to the schools, as well as adjustments to the breakfast and lunch menus. Although this will be a slight inconvenience, we do not expect it to have a major impact on our school day. We are in close contact with the City of Gonzales as they work to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible,” the spokesperson said in a message to parents.

Officials at Our Lady of the Lake in Ascension are also taking precautions “in all instances where tap water is used,” for patients potentially affected by the advisory.

“Patient safety is our top priority and we are in communication with local officials as they work to resolve the issue,” Ryan Cross, OLOL, said.

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