JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
June 8, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR EAST BANK OF JEFFERSON PARISH
JEFFERSON, LA – In conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), the Jefferson Parish Water Department is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for the east bank of Jefferson Parish as a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure in the distribution system due to repeated power surges and outages at the water treatment plant.
This boil water advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the Jefferson Parish Water Department or the LDH. Bacteriological samples from the distribution system will be collected and analyzed to assure the water meets potable water standards.
What should residents do?
All residents are urged not to drink the water without boiling or disinfecting it first, or use bottled water. Boiled, disinfected, or bottled water should be used before drinking, ice making, brushing teeth, washing dishes and in food preparation until further notice. Boil the water for a one 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 bottle or pouring it from one container to another.
Disinfect the water by mixing 1/8 teaspoon of unscented, liquid chlorine laundry bleach with one gallon of water and letting it stand for at least 30 minutes prior to consumption. Mix it thoroughly.
People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk and should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
CLICK HERE for additional boil water advisory guidance from the CDC. For additional information, please contact the Jefferson Parish East Bank Water Treatment Plant at (504) 838-4312.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, JPTV and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO