ALGIERS, LA (WVUE) - The Sewerage and Water Board has cancelled the boil water advisory for residents and businesses in English Turn and Lower Coast Algiers
Residents in the area had previously been advised not to drink, make ice, brush teeth, bathe or shower, prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it had been properly disinfected.
During Sunday's heavy rain, a 12-inch water main ruptured in a forebay of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' managed Algiers Lock between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Mississippi River.
S&WB crews immediately closed the water main.
The S&WB and DHH officials have since completed the testing of water samples and the boil order was lifted early Wednesday evening.