Recent damage to the City of Bossier City water distribution system near the intersection of Benton Road and Hackberry Drive will require additional corrective measures to reestablish permanent service to customers within the Cypress Bend Subdivision. These repairs are scheduled to begin Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and are expected to be complete by 3:30 pm. During this time, water service to this area will be suspended to make the needed repairs. Additionally, the north bound turning lane on Hackberry Drive will be closed to provide access and staging for the construction while the repairs are being done.
Due to this disruption, the water produced by the city's water supply system may be of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the City of Bossier Department of Utilities is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY that will take effect beginning at 9:30 a.m. for residents of the Cypress Bend Subdivision. This BOIL ADVISORY will remain in effect until rescinded by the Bossier City Department of Utilities. When water service is turned back on to the subdivision Thursday, it is recommended that all consumers in the affected 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 (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.)
Bossier City will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health that water samples collected after water service is turned back on test safe for consumption.
This is a boil advisory, not a boil order.
Local news media will be notified when the boil advisory is rescinded.