ROSELAND, La. (WDSU) — The city of Roseland in Tangipahoa Parish has announced a boil water advisory.
According to Mayor Wanda McCoy, due to the cold, the town has experienced a major break and leak in its water well.
This break is causing a significant decrease in water pressure, according to McCoy.
Until this order is rescinded by the Town of Roseland, all citizens are advised to boil water for at least 1 minute and allow the water to come to a rolling boil.
It is recommended to disinfect water before consuming water, brushing teeth and washing and using it in food preparation.
The town will update citizens when the boil order will be lifted upon notification of the completion of the evaluation by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health’s investigations of the town’s water system.
The water will be deemed safe to use once it has been demonstrated by the system to be safe and clear for the community by the state.
However, as of Wednesday, the boil order will remain in place until the state has notified the town of its suitability to use.
This boil order will remain in effect until further notice.