POSTED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 5:19pm
Wilson, La — UPDATE: The boil advisory for the village of Wilson has been lifted.
The advisory was put into effect in the East Feliciana Parish community because of a problem with a leaking fire hydrant.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Village of Wilson Water System has experienced a problem with a leaking fire hydrant at the corner of Beech Street and LA Highway 19. To fix this problem the Village of Wilson will turn off the water at 8:00 a.m. on June 4.
Therefore, as a precaution, the Water System is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately. This boil advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.
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 that is boiled.)
Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise. The Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.