St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Residents Asked to Conserve Water

Residents Asked to Conserve Water

Monday, August 29, 2011

Due to the current drought, the East Bank water plants are operating at maximum capacity at 8 million gallons per day. During this time, it is important that all East Bank residents conserve water and refrain from non-essential use until further notice, such as watering lawns, filling pools, using water slides, washing vehicles, flushing lines, and all other activities that require large quantities of water. If available, residents and businesses are asked to set timers on sprinklers and only water during non-peak hours such as 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM. In addition, water conservation methods for daily activities such as washing clothes, flushing toilets, showering, and dish washing are encouraged to prevent future restrictions.

“The St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department is currently monitoring water plants and lines to ensure adequate water is available for all residents,” stated Parish President Natalie Robottom.

Water Conservation Tips:

1. Turn off the water when brushing teeth; use a cup of water for rinsing.

2. When shaving, place water in basin or sink rather than having it run continually.

3. Use the dishwasher and clothes washer for full loads only.

4. Minimize use of kitchen sink garbage disposal units.

5. When washing dishes by hand, do not leave the water running for rinsing.

6. Do not let the faucet run while cleaning vegetables.

7. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge.

For more information on conserving water please visit or the Department of Natural Resources.