Boil advisories, emergency appeals issued in the ArkLaTex during severe winter weather

Boil advisories, emergency appeals issued in the ArkLaTex during severe winter weather
Water shortage (Source: KSLA)

(KSLA) — Following is the status of boil advisories and emergency appeals that municipal leaders in the ArkLaTex issued amid severe winter weather.

Shreveport, La.

A boil advisory remains in effect until further notice, except for in the following zip codes:

  • 71101
  • 71102
  • 71103
  • 71104
  • 71105
  • 71106
  • 71107
  • 71108
  • 71109
  • 71110
  • 71115
  • 71117
  • 71118

Residents in the 71119 and 71129 zip codes remain under a boil advisory.

Doyline, La.

Doyline Waterworks District 1 is under a boil advisory due to a loss of pressure on Thursday, Feb. 19 and until further notice. This is specifically for the Village of Doyline and not outlying areas.

Hickory Grove Water System (Coushatta, La.)

Sarepta, La.

Thomasville Water System in Sarepta is under a boil advisory until further notice.

Grand Cane, La.

The Grand Cane Water System issued a 48-hour boil advisory on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Greenwood, La.

The Town of Greenwood is under a boil advisory until further notice. As of Friday, Feb. 26, the town has successfully pressurized its water system. Every resident should have some level of water flow at this point. If you are not receiving water, please call the emergency water line at 318-208-4693. *For those whose water was shut off because of a leak, please contact a plumber for repair before calling the city. In order to protect the water supply, the town is limiting usage over the weekend to flushing only and three-minute showers. We are asking that all residences adhere to current conservation efforts so that we can ensure water service is restored permanently. Another update will be released Monday, March 1. All National Guard Resources will remain available at Open Range Fellowship Cowboy Church, located at 9950 Hwy. 80 in Greenwood. They will be on standby from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and remain through 10 p.m. Sunday evening.

Provisions include:

  • Portable washing machines
  • Portable showers
  • Drinking water
  • Non-potable water (for flushing/hygiene)

For those using the portable washing machines and showers, you will need to bring the following supplies:

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Flip flops
  • Towels

*limit on laundry = 1 load per household per day

*please bring your own containers for transport of non-potable water, such as a 5-gallon bucket, ice chest, water jugs, plastic containers, etc.

Elysian Fields, Texas

Elysian Fields WSC and Blocker Crossroads WSC have issued boil advisories until further notice.

Hall Summit, La.

The Village of Hall Summit has low water pressure and is under a boil advisory until further notice. The mayor is asking the residents to conserve water.

Athens, La.

South Claiborne Water System in Athens, La. is under a boil water advisory until further notice.

Foreman, Ark.

The Foreman Waterworks System in Little River County has issued a boil advisory. The boil order was issued as a precautionary measure due to the loss in normal system pressure and a water main break on an RDA line.

Red River Parish

The Marin Water System in Red River Parish is under a boil advisory until further notice.

Ringgold, La.

The Town of Ringgold is under a boil advisory until further notice.

The following water systems have issues boil advisories that remain in effect until further notice:

  • Simpson Acres Water System
  • Linda Lane Water System
  • Springlake MHP Water System
  • Eagle Water System
  • Barron Ridge Water System

Homer, La.

The Town of Homer remains under a boil advisory until further notice. The public will be notified when it is lifted.

DeSoto Parish, La.

Water Works District #1 is 100% operational, but a boil advisory remains in effect until further notice.

Zwolle, La.

At this time, the Town has been able to gain water in the elevated tank, and are hoping to be able to continue to make progress in the coming days.

At this time, it appears that the water will be off throughout the weekend.

At this time, employees are continuing to turn meters off. This is only temporary until they can regain the capacity needed in the tank to supply the entire town. Once your meter has been turned off by the Town of Zwolle, it must remain off until a town employee turns it back on. If you turn your water meter back on during this time, you will be in violation of “Theft of Utilities,” and you will be fined.


WHAT TO DO ONCE A BOIL ADVISORY IS LIFTED

  • Flush all household plumbing and appliances through the cold water taps for at least five minutes. Longer service lines may require additional flushing.
  • Dump ice from automatic ice makers that were in service during the boil advisory. To completely flush out the lines, dump at least three batches of ice made after the advisory has been lifted. Disinfect the ice storage bins as well.
  • For hot water tanks, inline filters, or water coolers, run enough water through the system to replace at least one full volume of the lines and tanks
  • Replace any disposable water filters

TIPS FOR BOILING WATER

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another or by adding a pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled).

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