PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY
Cross Gates, The Bluffs, The Landings, Turtle Creek, and Willow Wood Subdivisions
Cross Gates Water System (PWS 1103053)
Due to a failure of a well pump and motor, Tammany Utilities has been providing water from a secondary source and on Saturday, August 5, 2017 Tammany Utilities is installing a replacement well pump. Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health regulations, a precautionary boil advisory is in place for customers in Cross Gates, The Bluffs, The Landings, Turtle Creek and Willow Wood Subdivisions.
This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities. 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.
Tammany Utilities 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. We anticipate that the earliest the Boil Advisory will be rescinded will be Tuesday, August 8th.
Customers affected by this advisory will be advised when it is rescinded by an automated phone call, signs placed throughout the neighborhood and notices on the Parish Government’s social media sites. If you have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.