UPDATE:

ALBANY, La. (BRPROUD) — The boil advisory has been lifted.

ORIGINAL STORY:

ALBANY, La. (BRPROUD) — A boil advisory has been issued for the Town of Albany, according to local officials.

Areas under the boil advisory:

  • Beregi Street
  • Byng Street
  • Bartich Street
  • West Street
  • Opal Street
  • Reeves Street
  • Pea Ridge Road
  • Henry White Road
  • Crain Road
  • Lowe Lane
  • Victor Hugo
  • Savannah Drive
  • Atlanta Drive
  • Macon Drive
  • Oak Drive
  • Pine Oak Drive
  • J. Kinchen Lane
  • Sherwood Lane
  • Scott Lane
  • Pine Drive
  • Sziszak Street
  • Wiley Street
  • Mathes Street
  • Julia Street
  • Leslie Street
  • Jacob Street
  • Brent Alan
  • Kinchen Street
  • Thompson Street
  • Hwy 190 from Pea Ridge Road to Tangipahoa/Livingston parish line
  • Hwy 43 from town hall to Jacob Street
  • Sonya Drive
  • Lynette Drive
  • Bess Morris Lane
  • Craig Drive
  • Marie Drive

The boil advisory notice says 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. (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 this is boiled.)

On Monday afternoon, the Albany Water Department was working on repairing a leak, and residents were warned that they could be left without water for several hours. The advisory will be rescinded once samples show that the water is safe to drink again.