JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
August 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR THE ENTIRE WEST BANK
THE TOWNS OF GRAND ISLE AND WESTWEGO ARE ALSO INCLUDED
JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Water Department is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for Grand Isle and the entire West Bank of Jefferson Parish including Westwego due to the anticipated loss of pressure in the distribution system.
Work crews are syncing generators in an effort to ensure continuous service and a temporary loss of pressure is expected.
What should residents do?
All residents are urged not to drink the water without boiling or disinfecting it first. Boiled, disinfected, or bottled water should be used for 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.
This boil water advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the Jefferson Parish Water Department. For additional information about this advisory, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at (504) 349-5360.
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