Martin McConnell, PIO for Ascension Parish released this statement about the Ascension Parish boil water advisory, 

“Officials with Ascension Consolidated Utilities District #1 (ACUD #1) have issued a boil water advisory for their customers whose water comes from Assumption Parish (ACUD #1- Assumption (LA 1005045) water customers).

The advisory was issued as a precaution after ACUD #1 was notified by Assumption Parish Water Works of a drop in pressure in their distribution system. 

According to the alert from Assumption Parish, there was a temporary drop in water pressure in the distribution system due to the extremely high number of water line breaks caused by the hard freeze. The notice went on to state that the pressure will be restored as soon as possible.

Affected customers have been notified using the Code Red Emergency Alert System. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the emergency line at 225-450-1078.”