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Bossier City water disinfection process ended

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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Bossier City's free chlorine burn ended Tuesday and water disinfecting measures are back to normal, but precautionary measures may still need to be taken.

The burn started Feb. 21 and was done in response to an order from the Department of Health and Hospitals to ensure there were no problems in municipal water systems.

Specifically targeted in this burn was Naegleria fowleri, or brain-eating amoeba. None of these parasites had been found in the Bossier water system, the city said in a press release.

While the burn is over, there is still a need for residents who use tap water for kidney dialysis at home to check with their doctors in case they need to make changes in residual disinfectant methods.

Normal water disinfecting procedures used by Bossier City uses chloramine created by combining chlorine and ammonia.

Customers using tap water for aquariums should monitor free and combined chlorine residuals.

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