Boil Advisory: Gum Street Area – LIFTED

10/13/16: GUM STREET BOIL ADVISORY LIFTED – Water tests clean

Alexandria, Louisiana—The boil advisory issued Tuesday for the area near the 600 block of Gum is now lifted for the affected area. Repairs to a 2-inch distribution line that resulted in the need for a boil water advisory have been made and state water tests are clear, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.

The Alexandria Water Department has lifted the boil advisory for businesses and residents located in the area described below:

All the properties along Gum Street. (Please see attached detail map).

With the lifting of the boil advisory, it is now recommended that businesses and residences in the affected areas 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.

10/12/16: Alexandria, Louisiana— Repairs to a 2-inch service lateral in the 600 block of Gum Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.

Because water pressure was lost during the repair process, the water in the affected area may have been compromised.

As a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately. This boil advisory is to remain in effect until otherwise noted. The boil water advisory is issued for customers located in the area described below:

All the properties and businesses along Gum Street that are highlighted in the attached map. (Please see attached detail map).

It is recommended that all consumers in the advisory area 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.)

Consumers in the advisory area should disinfect their 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.