JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
April 14, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR
GRAND ISLE DUE TO WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION CAUSED BY SEVERE WEATHER
JEFFERSON, LA – In conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health, the Jefferson Parish Water Department is issuing a Water Service Interruption and Boil Water Advisory for Grand Isle due to the loss of pressure in the distribution system caused by loss of power and damage to backup generator equipment. Customers should expect little or no available water service until power is restored or backup equipment is repaired. Customers will need to boil their water as a precaution until this boil water advisory has been rescinded.
This boil water advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the Jefferson Parish Water Department or the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. 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 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 thoroughly 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.
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.
For additional information about this advisory, please contact the Jefferson Parish Water Quality Laboratory at (504) 838-4300.
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) 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