*UPDATE — Effective on March 7, the Lafourche Parish Water District No. 1 has rescinded its Boil Water Advisory for portions of Raceland and Bayou Blue. Investigative samples analyzed by the Louisiana Department of Health indicate the Boil Water Advisory can be lifted.
RACELAND, La. — Effective at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, the Lafourche Parish Water District No. 1 has issued a Boil Water Advisory for portions of Raceland and Bayou Blue. This advisory includes all customers serviced by the District:
- Raceland along and adjoining Hwy 182 (between Hwy 653 and Hwy 316 in Bayou Blue)
- Raceland along and adjoining Hwy 653 and the North Service Road
- Lower Bayou Blue along and adjoining Hwy 316 (between Bayou Bend Dr. and the Bayou Blue Pontoon Bridge)
This Boil Water Advisory was triggered by a drop in water pressure due to a loss of a booster service pump. As a result of this event, the water in the affected area is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, this Boil Water Advisory is effective immediately and will remain in effect until rescinded by the District.
It is recommended that all customers who are included in the Boil Water Advisory disinfect their water before consuming it, making ice, brushing teeth, using it for food preparation (including fountain drinks), and for rinsing food by the following means:
Boil 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 flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)
Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.
The Lafourche Parish Water District will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health– Office of Public Health after additional samples collected from the water supply have shown the water to be safe.