City of Alexandria Issues Boil Advisory

Boil-Advisory-Brenda-8292014Alexandria, Louisiana—A water main blowout today on Brenda Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory a part of the Martin Park Subdivision, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.

Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. Therefore, 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 businesses and residents located in the area described below:

Mil Mar Boulevard from Norman Street to Maywood Street. Maywood Street from Mil Mar to Joyce Street. Joyce Street from Maywood to Norman and Norman Street from Joyce to Mil Mar.

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 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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