Gretna boil water ordered lifted

Gretna boil water ordered lifted

GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - The City of Gretna lifts a boil water advisory after DHH notified the city's Public Utilities Director that all samples taken Thursday tested negative for any contamination.

The tests showed that there was no coliform bacteria or e-coli in the water.

The water is now safe to drink and meets all federal, state and local standards.

The City of Gretna issued a boil water advisory for the City of Gretna excluding the subdivision of Timberlane Estates after previous tests showed contamination.

Gretna Mayor Belinda Constant's office says on Aug. 27, the City of Gretna received notification from the State of Louisiana that seven routine water samples tested positive for e.coli and coliforms. Twenty routine samples are taken monthly, and the positive samples were from a sample taken on August 26, 2015.

The City of Gretna is in the preliminary stage of investigation to determine the cause of the contamination.  At this time it is unknown if the samples were contaminated upon collection, there is a flaw in the testing process, or if there is contamination within the City's water system.

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