Boil Advisory for Horseshoe Drive Area Lifted

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Update – A boil advisory issued Saturday for the Horseshoe Drive area, following planned work on a water line has been lifted, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte. Testing shows water is clear.

Alexandria, Louisiana— A boil water advisory for the Horseshoe Drive area will go into affect on Saturday, August 29, 2015, for scheduled work on a water line, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.

Water in the affected area may be compromised. Therefore, as a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing a boil advisory effective beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday , August 29, 2015. This boil advisory is to remain in affect until otherwise otherwise noted.

The boil water advisory is issued for businesses and residents located in the area described below:

Horseshoe Drive from Louise Avenue to Sterkx Road. (Please see attached map.)

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. (Shaking can eliminate the flat taste of the water, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until otherwise notified.

After the boil advisory is lifted businesses and residences in the affected areas should do the following:

Run cold-water faucets for one minute;

Run drinking water fountains for one minute;

Flush automatic icemakers (make three batches of ice and discard);

Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle;

Run water coolers with direct water connections for five minutes.

Please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until otherwise notified.

After the boil advisory is lifted businesses and residences in the affected areas should do the following:

Run cold-water faucets for one minute;

Run drinking water fountains for one minute;

Flush automatic ice makers (make three batches of ice and discard);

Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle;

Run water coolers with direct water connections for five minutes.

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