UPDATE: The City of Bossier City has lifted the boil advisory for the Old North Bossier Subdivision, specifically, west of Old Benton Road, south of Joannes Street, and north of Colquitt Street.
The original release follows below:
The City of Bossier City has issued a boil advisory for a small area of Bossier City after a water main was struck by a company working on a gas line.
The Old North Bossier Subdivision, specifically, west of Old Benton Road, south of Joannes Street, and north of Colquitt Street is under the advisory.
A subcontractor for CenterPoint Energy, Wayne Holden Company, was performing a gas main relocation along Louisiana Highway 80 near the intersection of Thompson Street yesterday afternoon and ruptured a marked Bossier City water main along Thompson Street with their subsurface boring machine. Bossier City worked through the evening to isolate the damaged area and make the needed repairs. Work is expected to be complete by 5:00 pm today. During this time, residents within this area will have low water pressure.
The boil advisory is a precautionary measure. It is a recommendation that those in the affected area boil their water for one minute before consuming it until the advisory is rescinded. The advisory pertains only to water used for consumption. Again the advisory is a precautionary measure and not a boil order.