POSTED: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm
A boil water order is in effect until further notice for the West Bank Ascension Parish communities of Modeste, McCall and Smoke Bend as well as the Darrow area on the East Bank.
In addition, residents in all areas of the West Bank are asked to conserve water to allow the system to recharge. There is no boil water order in effect for the city of Donaldsonville.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises bringing water to a rolling boil for one minute then let it cool before being consumed or stored.
Water in those areas is supplied by Assumption Parish, which has been experiencing problems with its water system due to the recent prolonged cold weather outbreak.
Water distribution sites will be set up at the Assumption Catholic Church in Plattenville, St. Joseph Church in Pierre Part, and the Bayou L'Ourse Recreation Center in Bayou L'Ourse.
Distribution starts at 4 p.m. today.
Contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 985.369.7386