Village Water boil advisory lifted

Water flowing again after about 2.5-hour disruption
(KSLA News 12 file photo)
(KSLA News 12 file photo)(Source: Bossier Parish Police Jury)
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 8:50 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 9:21 PM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) — A water outage briefly impacted two Bossier Parish neighborhoods served by Village Water System.

As of March 17, the Village Water System boil advisory has been lifted. Water samples have been tested and cleared.

A boil advisory has been issued for the Village Water System customers in Forest Hills, Merrywoods, and Crestwood Heights subdivisions, as well as commercial customers on U.S. Highway 80 east of Tall Timbers and west of LA. Highway 614.

The boil advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System and the Louisiana Department of Health, according to Director of Public Works Larry Landry.

Customers were affected by an outage that started at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 the Forest Hills and Merrywoods neighborhoods. The water was flowing again by about 9 p.m.

Workers still were investigating the source of the problem Wednesday night.

“The software, we believe that’s working,” District 2 Police Juror Glenn Benton told KSLA News 12.

The advisory was put in place due to the loss of pressure in the Wafer Rd. pressure plain and continual SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) malfunctions that have caused the system to run dry without sending the appropriate alarm.


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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.