Thursday, September 19, 2013
Out of an abundance of caution, the St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department is taking proactive measures to insure that the parish’s drinking water supply is safe. Additional sampling and testing procedures have been implemented beyond the 55 monthly samples required by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals since the rare waterborne Naegleria fowleri amoeba was identified in St. Bernard Parish.
Proper disinfection is the main method of controlling bacterial growth in water systems and St. John the Baptist Parish routinely monitors chlorine residuals in water lines throughout the parish. The Parish complies with all state and federal regulations and performs proper maintenance on the water treatment and distribution systems. These systems will continue to be closely monitored as we strive to provide the safest, highest quality water to St. John Parish residents.