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Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

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Following is a list of current boil advisories in the ArkLaTex. It is updated as information is provided to KSLA News 12 by the local water systems or city/town officials. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Wednesday, March 29

A boil advisory issued March 27 by Oil City Waterworks System remains in effect for some customers and has been lifted for all others.

Customers who were without water March 27 after a main broke on Hamil Street are being advised to continue boiling their water as a precaution.

All other customers may resume normal water usage.

There is no need for a boil advisory in any areas other than Hamil Street and neighboring homes and businesses that suffered a loss of water Monday evening.

The advisory is a precaution and remains in effect for those still affected until the state Office of Public Health notifies the system that their water also is safe to consume.

Tuesday, March 28

The boil advisory in Bossier Parish for the area along Airline Drive between North Willow Drive and Kingston Road has been lifted. Tests on water samples showed that there was no contamination as a result of a loss of water service due to repairs that were conducted on the water main.

Saturday, March 25

A boil advisory has been issued for East DeSoto Water System customers outside the Mansfield, LA area.

The advisory is due to loss of electrical power. EDWS crews are working to make necessary repairs.

The advisory will be in effect until further notice.    

Tuesday, March 21

A boil advisory has been issued for Hope Water & Light customers in the Oakhaven area, located next to the industrial area. A waterline located in the area had a leak which caused the line to go to zero pressure.

TIPS FOR BOILING WATER

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another or by adding a pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled).

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