ST JOHN EMERGENCY PUBLIC INFORMATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2012 – 1:00 a.m.
Contact: Paige Falgoust
A boil water advisory has been issued for the Westbank of St. John the Baptist Parish due to a power outage at the water plant.
Any time a water system has lost water or line pressure it is possible for contamination to enter. As a precaution and while we await lab results on water samples, residents should purify their water before consuming it, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation.
To purify, boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one minute boil time begins after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. It is safe to bathe, wash clothes, and wash dishes during this time.When the boil water advisory is lifted, notifications will be posted online at www.sjbparish.com, on the Facebook page and Twitter at SJBPgov.