Boil Advisory issued for Walker

Local News

The City of Walker Water Supply issued a precautionary boil advisory affecting the area of Hwy 447 from railroad crossing north to Lonnie Wascom Rd.

This includes all adjacent roads connected to Hwy 447 in this area. Additional advisory to include residents and businesses on Burgess Avenue east of College Street to Stump Street and from Hwy. 447 north of Dumplin Creek including the following streets:

  • Elm Street
  • Collins Street
  • Lockhart Ln.
  • Dunn Street
  • Wildcat Stadium
  • Sycamore St.
  • Johnson Street
  • Forest Drive
  • Church St.
  • Travis Street
  • Sherwood Dr.
  • Brown St.
  • Keith Street
  • Robin Dr.
  • Perkins St.
  • Dawn Street
  • Oak St.
  • Brannon Street
  • Head St.

This boil advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by Louisiana Department of Health and the City of Walker Water Department.

Water supply personnel are working diligently to restore the system to normal operation as quickly as possible. At present, the water in the distribution system (maybe) subject to bacteriological contamination, which may cause a number of waterborne diseases and/or general gastrointestinal distress.

Customers in the affected area are encouraged to treat all water for drinking or culinary purposes by boiling water for one (1) 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 bottle or pouring it from one container to another, or Water samples will be collected, and tested by Louisiana Office of Public Health Laboratory once repairs have been completed.

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