Boil water advisory issued for parts of St. John the Baptist Parish

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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. – Customers in Water District #1 are currently experiencing little to no water pressure as a result of a power outage at Lions Water Plant in Reserve and generator power malfunction.

The St. John Parish Utilities Department and Entergy are on scene and working as efficiently and quickly as possible to restore power to the Lions Plant and water to the area. As a precaution, water customers in Reserve, Garyville, and Mt. Airy are currently under a Boil Water Advisory until further notice.

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation 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.

The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Public Health that the water samples collected from Water District #1 is safe.

For more information and updates, please visit www.sjbparish.com or the Government Access Channel (RTC & COMCAST – Ch. 15, AT&T U-VERSE – Ch. 99).

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