Water service has been restored following record Red River flooding
Alexandria, Louisiana—Water service disconnected during the recent flooding along the Red River has been restored. Because service was discontinued for some time the City is issuing a boil water advisory, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of significant backwater flooding and the loss of pressure in the affected lines, 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 homes located in the area described below:
7215, 7521, and 7535 Third St.
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.