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Water test results negative for brain-eating amoeba in St. John Parish

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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Department of Health and Hospitals confirms water tests results for a brain-eating amoeba came back negative in St. John Parish. 
Two sites, Water District #3 and Pleasure Bend, were recently tested for the presence of Naegleria fowleri. 
Water District #3 serves about 10,600 water customers and includes all of LaPlace. Pleasure Bend serves about 165 customers and receives its water supply from St. James Parish's West Bank Water Plant #2.
"We've made significant progress toward improving our water quality and ensuring it is safe and will continue to work with the Department of Health and Hospitals to ensure compliance with their requirements. A fourth round of Negative results is great news for the parish and indicates we are moving in the right direction," said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
In August of last year, the brain-eating amoeba was detected in parts of the St. John water system. The parish had to treat the water with extra chlorine, and a few months later, the water showed no sign of the amoeba.

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