The town of Coushatta is without water as we wake up this morning. The lack of water has resulted in schools being dismissed.
Mayor Johnny Cox notified the Journal that “an electrical storm last night blew a transformer resulting in the loss of city water.” Cox said it would be repaired today and water service restored.
After water comes back on, there will be a boil advisory in effect. This will be in place until water tests confirm that the water is safe to drink.
Here is the text of the Boil Advisory issued Wednesday morning:
Boil Advisory – Coushatta Water System – March 9, 2022
The Town of Coushatta Water system has experienced problems with our water supply system due to low pressure below 20 PSI.
Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.
Therefore, as a precaution, the Coushatta Water System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. The BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.
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 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 clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)
Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.
The Coushatta Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals- Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.
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