THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD) – A decrease in water pressure is forcing one local city to issue a Boil Water Advisory.

Residents in Thibodaux can expect the advisory to be in place for at least two days.

The City of Thibodaux is providing details including how long you should boil your water below:

The City of Thibodaux experienced a rapid loss of water pressure early this morning. Because of this, as a precaution, everyone receiving City water is now under a BOIL ADVISORY, effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect for at least 48 hours, as water samples are being collected to be sent to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals for further testing. City officials said additional updates will be posted as they become available.

Additional Information:

It is recommended that all City water customers disinfect their water before consuming it, making ice, brushing teeth, using it for food preparation (including fountain drinks), and for rinsing food 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. (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 boiled.)
Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

The City of Thibodaux will rescind this BOIL ADVISORY upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health after additional samples collected from our water supply have shown our water to be safe.