Laplace water lines repaired; customers will remain under boil water advisory

Laplace water lines repaired; customers will remain under boil water advisory
Residents in Laplace will be without water overnight as crews in St. John the Baptist Parish make emergency repairs to the city’s main water line.

LAPLACE, La. (WVUE) - Residents in Laplace were without overnight as crews in St. John the Baptist Parish made emergency repairs to the city’s main water line.

The Utilities Department completed emergency water line repairs around 1 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 8) and water service was restored to LaPlace shortly thereafter. Utilities turned water off to LaPlace last night in an effort to make emergency repairs to a main water line.

Due to the loss in water pressure, all LaPlace water customers are under a boil water advisory until further notice. The parish says it will most likely be lifted on Saturday. The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health that the water samples collected are safe.

Residents are advised to boil their water for one minute before using it for consumption.

To stay updated with the latest on the scheduled water outage and boil water advisory, residents can sign up for phone, text or email notifications on the parish website www.sjbparish.com.

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