The City of Leesville remains under a boil advisory after testing by the Vernon Parish Health Unit indicated the sampes did not pass health department standards, according to a press release from the city.


The City of Leesville remains under a boil advisory after testing by the Vernon Parish Health Unit indicated the sampes did not pass health department standards, according to a press release from the city.

A follow up test was conducted Wednesday, with the results of this test expected to be released today, Thursday.


A boil advisory remains in effect for only those residents or businesses who lost water service Tuesday, May 24. Those residents must disinfect water used for consumption until the boil advisory is rescinded by the City of Leesville.
Water used for consumption, such as brushing your teeth, or food preparation, must be boiled and disinfected. There are three ways to disinfect the water:
1. Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one minute boil time begins 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.
2. If the water is clear, mix 1/8 teaspoon of unscented, liquid chlorine laundry bleach with one gallon of water and let it stand for at least 30 minutes prior to consumption. If the water is cloudy or colored, use ¼ teaspoon per gallon of water. Be sure to mix thoroughly. If the treated water has too strong a chlorine taste, it can be made more palatable by allowing the water to stand exposed to the air for a few hours or by pouring it from one clean container to another several times.
3. If the water is clear, mix 5 drops of 2 percent United States Pharmacopeia (USP) tincture of iodine solution to each quart of clear water and let it stand for 30 minutes prior to consumption. If the water is cloudy or colored, use 10 drops to each quart of water.  
This advisory remains in effect until rescinded by the City of Leesville. If you have any questions, or comments, please contact Leesville City Hall at 337.239.2444.