A boil water advisory will be in effect until further notice on the west bank of Orleans Parish.
The Sewerage and Water Board says a sudden drop in water pressure below 15 psi. was noticed around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.
West Bank residents are advised to not drink, make ice or brush teeth from the tap. Those with compromised immune systems should also not was hands, shower or bathe.
The S&WB also advises for all other residents on the West Bank:
- Wash hands: Use soap and water, dry hands, then apply hand sanitizer. The safest option is to wash with boiled or bottled water.
- Shower or bathe: Be careful not to swallow water while showering or bathing. Use extra caution when bathing infants and young children. A sponge bath can reduce the chance of swallowing water. Though the risk of illness is minimal, individuals who have recent surgical wounds, are immuno-suppressed, or have a chronic illness may want to consider using bottled or boiled water for cleansing until the advisory is lifted. For those who want to be absolutely safe, use safe water until further notice per the Louisiana Office of Public Health.
Customers in other areas of the city are not impacted by this advisory and do not need to boil their water.
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