JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
February 28, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR CROWN POINT, TOWN OF JEAN LAFITTE, LOWER LAFITTE AND BARATARIA
JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Water Department, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health, is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for Crown Point, the Town of Jean Lafitte, Lower Lafitte and Barataria as a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure in the distribution system during the repair of a 36” water main on Lafitte-Larose Highway.
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.
This BOIL WATER ADVISORY will remain in effect until rescinded by Jefferson Parish Water Department or the Louisiana Department of Health. Bacteriological samples must be collected and analyzed from the distribution system to assure the water meets potable water standards.
Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).
For additional information, please contact the Jefferson Parish Water Quality Laboratory at (504) 838-4305 or the West Bank Water Treatment Plant at (504) 349-5080.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov).
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO