October 19, 2016
The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival was an immense success with 25,000 attendees this past weekend. This year’s events included The Dang Douille Eating Contest, The Andouille Gumbo Cook-Off and the Andouille Run. - READ
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SURVEY: St. John Parish will join parishes across South Louisiana, LSU and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) in reaching out to residents beginning in August to conduct a hurricane preparedness survey.
The phone survey, which will come entirely through LSU, will consist of questions about individual preparedness plans and will be conducted in the months of August, September and October.
Feedback from the survey will be used to gauge whether south Louisiana residents are taking the correct protective measures in preparation for a storm and will be used to help state and local officials better coordinate preparedness activities.
A host of government officials from St. John the Baptist Parish and Tangipahoa, including St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, were on hand to mark the occasion, along with several project organizers.
“We’ve been working to build up the Frenier area for a while now to allow for all types of activities,” Robottom said. “We want to try to make it a safer place for people to walk, to run, to ride bikes. The signage is a big first step.”- See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2016/01/16/st-john-clearing-path-for-bicyclists/#sthash.bFseOGV9.dpufhttps://www.epa.gov/la/laplace-st-john-baptist-parish-louisiana
The St. John Utilities Department is currently working to repair a water leak in your area and as a result water customers along Hwy 44 from the Lions Water Tower to the St. James Parish line may experience little to no water pressure for 3-4 hours while repairs are made. We are working to restore water pressure as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience. When water is restored, if you los water pressure, please boil water for one minute before eating or drinking. You will be notified when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted.
This is a message from the St. John Parish Utilities Department. Water District #1 is working to make repairs to a waterline near your area. As a result , water customers on South Church Street from Highway 44 to Miano Street will be without water pressure for 3-5 hours while repairs are made to a water leak in the area.
As a precaution, the Water District #1 in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has issued a Boil Water Advisory. . This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until lifted by the St. John Utilities Department. The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Public Health that the water samples collected from Water District #1 is safe. It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by boiling water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise. Thank you for your patience.
Thursday, October 21, 2016
Test results from the Department of Health were negative for contaniments and the water is safe to drink. You resume normal water usage. Thank you for your patience!
The Fairway Drive bridge repair project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and should be completed within 6 months.