Coushatta Water System
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 for the entire system effective immediately. The BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.
The Journal spoke with Mayor Johnny Cox. He said, “There are no leaks in the water system. The cause burst pipes under houses that will have to be repaired by homeowners. And people leaving faucets dripping also uses a lot of water.”
Cox said, “Fire protection will be ok. There is a water supply tank at the waterworks near the meat pie plant, and a fill up point in front of Nichols, and there is a reserve tank at the new fire station.. The fire department can get plenty of water.”
As for when service will be fully restored, Cox said “As soon as individual repairs are made and the pressure can build back up. Right now, we have more going out than the wells can supply. “ He added, “We will be turning the water back on for a while in various areas so homes can get some water. That is why we issued the Boil Advisory.”
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 rising 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.