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Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

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Following is a list of current boil advisories in the ArkLaTex. It is updated as information is provided to KSLA News 12 by the local water systems or city/town officials. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Tuesday, March 21

A boil advisory has been issued for Hope Water & Light customers in the Oakhaven area, located next to the industrial area. A waterline located in the area had a leak which caused the line to go to zero pressure.

Friday, March 17

The boil advisory issued Wednesday, March 15 for Bossier Water customers in the area extending from off of Highway 71 from Highway 154 South to Poole Road has been lifted.

The boil advisory issued Tuesday, March 14 for the Town of Many due to problems with the water system has been lifted.

The boil advisory issued Thursday, March 16 for the Cypress Bend subdivision north of Bossier City has been lifted. Recent damage to the city's water distribution system near Benton Road at Hackberry Drive required additional repairs to re-establish permanent service to customers in the subdivision. The northbound turn lane on Hackberry Drive was closed to provide access and staging for repairs to the system. 

Friday, March 10

The boil advisory for the water distribution system near the Cypress Bend Subdivision system in Bossier City has been rescinded. Tests on water samples showed that there was no contamination after the system was damaged during repairs.

TIPS FOR BOILING WATER

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 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 pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled).

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