September 23, 2015
St. John the Baptist Parish has received information on the Boil Water Advisory issued for Water District #1 (Reserve, Garyville, and Mount Airy). The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health (LDHH-OPH) confirmed today, thirteen of the fourteen samples were negative for contaminants. As a result, the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for water customers located in Water District #1 (Reserve, Garyville, and Mount Airy) with the exception of Regala Park Rd, Rosenwald from Power Blvd. to Airline Hwy. & West 10th from Power Blvd to Airline Hwy.
As a precaution, water customers located on Regala Park Rd, Rosenwald from Power Blvd. to Airline Hwy. & West 10th from Power Blvd to Airline Hwy. will remain under a Boil Water Advisory until further notice.
When water pressure was restored early Tuesday morning, St. John the Baptist Parish sampled fourteen sites to test the water system for contaminants. Anytime a system experiences a break in a line or when pressure is below fifteen pounds, the water produced by the water supply system is prone to possible contamination.
The St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department is taking additional samples Wednesday afternoon to submit for testing. Upon notification from the LDHH-OPH that the additional water samples collected from Regala Park Rd are negative for contaminants, the Boil Water Advisory will be lifted for Regala Park Rd.
It is recommended that water customers on Regala Park Rd, Rosenwald from Power Blvd. to Airline & West 10th from Power Blvd to Airline disinfect their water before consuming it 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.
St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department appreciates the patience and cooperation from the public during this situation.