Precautionary boil water advisory issued for parts of Washington Parish

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WASHINGTON PARISH(WGNO)-The Mount Hermon Water District of Washington Parish is issuing a “Boil Water Advisory” as a precaution to portions of the water district due to a drop in pressure in some areas because of a contractor breaking a water line on Hwy 438.

Affected areas are North of Silver Creek, specifically along Hwy 438, Hwy 1055, River Road, Bill Simmons Road, Holmesville Road and Frankie Miller Road.  This advisory  does not affect the Mount Hermon School.

Affected customers should consider boiling their water for one minute prior to human consumption.  The boil advisory will be in effect until samples can be collected and analyzed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Samples will be collected on Friday September 23, 2016 and, if samples are negative for bacteria, the boil water advisory will automatically be rescinded by 4:00 P. M on Saturday September 24, 2016.  Should the samples fail, the advisory will continue.