BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) — Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District 1 of Bossier Parish has issued a boil advisory for parts of the Dogwood subdivision.
Areas impacted include
- Beaverwood Circle,
- Doe Ridge Drive,
- Edgewood Drive south of Dogwood Trail,
- Hollow Bluff Drive,
- Loriwood Drive,
- Oakside Drive,
- Pine Haven Lane south of Dogwood Trail,
- South Crest Drive,
- South Oakside Drive,
- Wood Hill Lane,
- Woodhue Circle, and,
- Oak Thicket (Oak Thicket subdivision).
“District personnel were replacing a fire hydrant Monday night when it was discovered that a “tee” feeding the hydrant was cracked and needed to be repaired. This contributed to a much larger outage than was anticipated,” says a statement the Bossier Police Jury issued the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Water samples were collected Tuesday morning and submitted to the Louisiana Department of Health laboratory.
Tests require 24 hours, so the boil advisory will not be rescinded until Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the soonest.
A boil advisory means all consumers should disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation or rinsing foods.
To disinfect water
Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The 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 pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.