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Bayou Teche Water Works Issues Boil Water Advisory

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Bayou Teche Water Works Issues Boil Water Advisory

Posted: Feb 18, 2021 8:19 AM
Updated: Feb 18, 2021 3:53 PM

The Bayou Teche water works will turn ON water today Thursday February 18 from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.. Water will be turned OFF at 10:00 P.M. and will be turned ON at 6:00 A.M Friday February 19. If water usage is not excessive on Friday February 19 and the system can keep up with demand the water will remain on. The management of the Bayou Teche water works has requested that water be used for only essential purposes until further notice. If you have a leak on your lines you are requested to turn off your water until that leak is repaired. Water that is registered through your meter will be billed at standard rates. If the demand exceeds plant and storage tank capacity on Friday February 19 the water will be turned OFF again.

THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED THE BAYOU TECHE WATER WORKS IS STILL IN EFFECT AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!


The Bayou Teche Water Works water system lost pressure in the distribution system to below 15 psi therefore you should BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Bayou Teche Water Works lost pressure to below 15 psi on the morning of 02/18/2021 due to Extreme water use due to the freeze and water tanks being below safe operational levels. Areas affected are all customers of the BAYOU TECHE WATER WORKS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE This led to a loss of pressure in the distribution system, which may cause back pressure.

What should I do?

• DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil for at least (3) three minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.ALL STORED WATER, DRINK OR ICE MADE RECENTLY FROM THIS SUPPLY SHOULD BE DISCARDED.

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