The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria:
Alexandria, La., (March 3, 2021) — Repairs to a 2-inch service lateral in the 900 block of 16th Street have resulted inthe need for a boil water advisory, according to UtilityDirector Michael Marcotte.
Because water pressure was lost during the repair process, the water in the affected area may have been compromised.
As a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuinga boil advisory effective immediately. This boil advisory isto remain in effect until otherwise noted. The boil wateradvisory is issued for customers located in the areadescribed below:
All the properties along the 900 block of 16th Street. (Please see attached detail map).
It is recommended that all consumers in the advisory area 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 full minute in a clean container. The oneminute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.Once the water has been boiled, you may improve the taste of the water by shaking it in a closed container, by pouring it from one clean container to another or by adding a small pinch ofsalt to each quart of water that is boiled.
Consumers in the advisory area should disinfect their waterprior to consumption until otherwise notified.
The City of Alexandria will lift the boil advisory after water tests show there is no contamination. At that time businessesand residences in the affected areas should:
• Run cold water faucets forone minute;
• Run drinking water fountains for one minute;
• Flush automatic icemakers (make three batches of ice anddiscard);
• Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle; and
• Run water coolers with direct water connections for fiveminutes.