Bossier City issues statement on water, says no advisories in place

Updated: Sep. 29, 2018 at 3:48 PM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -After a South Bossier Parish water system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba, the City of Bossier City wants customers to know they’re safe.

Sligo Water System is currently treating its water with a free chlorine burn after a test came back positive for naegleria fowleri.

At the time of the test, Sligo Water System was purchasing water from Bossier City for residents in the affected areas of Hwy 71 to Red Chute Bayou along Sligo Road.

Sligo Water System disconnected Bossier City water from its system.

Traci Landry, Bossier City spokeswoman issued this statement:

In light of the outcome of recent tests conducted on the Sligo Water System, the city wants to address residents concerns about the Bossier City Water System.

The Bossier City Water System complies with and meets all state and federal regulations and no advisories are in place for Bossier City.

For more information on naegleria fowleri, visit the CDC’s website and the Department of Health’s website here.

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