Natchitoches Water Works #1 Distribution System is experiencing low pressure problems in the Oak Grove Area of the water supply system. This drop in system pressure below 15 pounds has been caused by damage to a fire hydrant on Hicks Rd.
Because of this drop in system pressure, the water within the water distribution system is of questionable microbiological quality.
Therefore, as a precaution, the Water Works #1 Distribution System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately from Hicks Road down to Sibley Lake. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.
It is recommended that all consumers along Hicks Road and any side roads down to Sibley Lake 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 or pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a 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.
This Boil advisory does not affect the City of Natchitoches Water Distribution System.