The city of Bossier City has concluded a free chlorine burn out of the city’s water distribution system. The burn out began on February 21, and was conducted in response to an order issued by the Department of Health and Hospitals as a way to ensure that there are no issues in municipal water systems with Naegleria fowleri, also known as brain-eating amoeba.
The burn out was not in response to any presence of this parasite in the city’s water system.
Bossier City is now resuming its normal water disinfecting procedures by use of chloramines which are created by combining chlorine and ammonia. As such customers who use tap water for kidney dialysis at home should consult their doctor to advise them if any changes are necessary in their residual disinfectant neutralization procedures. Customers utilizing the water for aquariums should monitor both free and combined chlorine residuals.