UPDATE: This boil advisory was rescinded today after tests on water samples came back negative for contaminants.
Recent damage to the City of Bossier City water distribution system near the intersection of Benton Road and Hackberry Drive will require additional corrective measures to reestablish permanent service to customers within the Cypress Bend Subdivision.
These repairs are scheduled to begin today (March 16, 2017) at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 3:30 p.m. During this time, water service to this area will be suspended to make the needed repairs. Additionally, the north bound turning lane on Hackberry Drive will be closed to provide access and staging for the construction while the repairs are being done.
When water service is turned back on to the subdivision Thursday, it is recommended that all consumers in the affected area 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 one 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 small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)
Bossier City will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health that water samples collected after water service is turned back on test safe for consumption.
This is a boil advisory, not a boil order.
Local news media will be notified when the boil advisory is rescinded.