TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Officials in Tangipahoa Parish have issued a boil water advisory for parts of the parish. Customers who use the French Settlement Water Company are the ones affected. Officials say that those systems include Oakwood, Hammond Heights, Blackcat, Brady Place and Velma water service connections.
The customers affected are asked to bring the water up to a rolling boil for at least three minutes before use. Officials urge residents to boil the water prior to drinking, diluting fruit juices, brushing teeth and food preparation.
Officials say that the advisory was issued due to the inability of FSWC to obtain daily chlorine residuals, which is required by the Emergency Rule to disinfect water. As a precaution, the advisory was issued until the flood water recedes and employees can safely resume tests.
According to Tangipahoa Parish officials, the FSWC will notify the customers affected when the advisory expires.