Hundreds of homes and businesses in St. Tammany Parish have been placed under a boil water advisory.
The order was issued late Monday night.
Utilities crews begin repairs to a water main near the Arbor Walk Business Park.
Employees started seeing surface water weeks ago.
Following an underground inspection, crews identified a breach in a water main.
Repairs were estimated to take a couple of hours.
Parish leaders issued the boil water advisory as a precaution to roughly 450 customers in the service area; including the Natchez Trace and Arbor Walk Subdivisions.
“So two hours should take care of what we need to do but when you turn the water off like that and loose water pressure, we’re required and we want to make sure folks are safe so we’re going to require a boil order on that area for those two subdivisions bad the business park,” St. Tammany Parish Spokesman Ronnnie Simpson said.
The boil water advisory will remain in place until water testing determines the water is safe for drinking.
St. Tammany Parish leaders anticipates the boil order will be lifted midday Wednesday.