City of Leesville Issues Boil Advisory

On Tuesday morning, the City of Leesville repaired a water line on Highway 28 due to low water pressure and Whispering Pines Loop is the only affected area/street.

Effective as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, full water service has been restored to the area by the Public Works Department.

The City is issuing a Boil Advisory, until further notice (anticipated restoration is Friday), to ensure water is safe for consumption in the meantime. Only residents who lost water service today, Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, must disinfect water used for consumption until the boil advisory is lifted by the City of Leesville. Water used for consumption, such as brushing your teeth, or food preparation, must be boiled and disinfected. There are three ways to accomplish this:

  1. Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one-minute boil time begins 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.
  1. If the water is clear, mix 1/8 teaspoon of unscented, liquid chlorine laundry bleach with one gallon of water and let it stand for at least 30 minutes prior to consumption. If the water is cloudy or colored, use ¼ teaspoon per gallon of water. Be sure to mix thoroughly. If the treated water has too strong a chlorine taste, it can be made more palatable by allowing the water to stand exposed to the air for a few hours or by pouring it from one clean container to another several times.
  1. If the water is clear, mix 5 drops of 2% United States Pharmacopeia (USP) tincture of iodine solution to each quart of clear water and let it stand for 30 minutes prior to consumption. If the water is cloudy or colored, use 10 drops to each quart of water.

This advisory remains in effect until further notice, but is anticipated to resume to normal on Friday, March 13th, 2015. If you have any questions, or comments, please contact Leesville City Hall at (337) 239-2444.

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