Halfway through the chlorine burn, amoeba still a concern in St. Bernard

Halfway thought the chlorine burn, amoeba still a concern in St. Bernard

ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Concerns over an amoeba in the water supply are still evident in St. Bernard Parish, and officials are nearly halfway through a 60-day burn to rid the system of the organism.

You can actually smell the chlorine when you turn on a faucet in the parish, but one councilman says he worried about the chlorine levels not being up to the state's standard.

Councilman Ray Lauga Jr. is going to be at a Sewage and Water Committee meeting Monday night (Aug. 10) talking about the chlorine levels. He said he's going to be talking about the DHH testing and about how the parish is doing everything in its power to protect residents.

They say it's safe to drink, just don't get it up your nose," Lauga said. "But when you have a little kids and you're trying to bathe them, that's a real challenge for parents and it's a real concern. So I just want to get to the point where we are providing and there are no worries to the public on that."

Lauga also said that he's going to be talking about replacing the cast iron water lines in the parish. That will increase water flow and chlorine levels.

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