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UPDATE: Boil advisory for Cypress Bend rescinded


UPDATE: The boil advisory that was the subject of the attached news release issued Monday has been rescinded. Tests on water samples showed that there was no contamination as a result of a loss of water service due to repairs that were conducted on a water main.

Due to recent damage to the Bossier City water system near the intersection of Benton Road and Hackberry Drive, a boil advisory has been issued for Cypress Bend subdivision.

The system will require additional corrective measures to reestablish permanent service to customers within the Cypress Bend Subdivision. During this time, water service to this area will be suspended as needed to make the needed repairs.

Due to this disruption, the water produced by our water supply system will be of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the City of Bossier Utilities is issuing a boil advisory. 

The repairs are scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 7 at 8 am and are expected to be completed by 8 am the following morning, March 8

The advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Bossier City Department of Utilities. It is recommended that all consumers 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.) 

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.


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