The City of Bossier City has issued a boil advisory for an area in South Bossier within Bossier City’s water distribution system. The advisory includes residential and commercial customers south of Louisiana Highway 511 (Jimmie Davis Hwy.) west of US Highway 71 (Barksdale Blvd.) south and along and south of Robert E. Lee Boulevard east of US Highway 71 south to Sligo Road. A map illustrating the area is attached.
At approximately 5:30 am a 12-inch water main serving the South Gate subdivision ruptured. Bossier City maintenance crews responded and had the rupture isolated and started repairs at approximately 7:30 am. Currently, only one home is without water and repairs are expected to be complete by 8:00 pm this evening. Prior to isolating the rupture, customers in and around this area experienced low water pressure.
The advisory is a precautionary measure and recommends that those in the affected area boil their water for one minute before consuming it until the advisory is rescinded. The advisory applies only to water used for consumption. Again, the advisory is a precautionary measure and not a boil order. The City will notify customers when the advisory is lifted.