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Leesville Daily Leader - Leesville, LA
  • Leesville and New Llano water systems under boil advisory

  • Due to problems with a 12-inch water main break in the Lee Hills area, the city of Leesville and the town of New Llano's water systems are issuing a boil advisory, effective immediately. The advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by the city of Leesville and town of New Llano.


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  • Due to problems with a 12-inch water main break in the Lee Hills area, the city of Leesville and the town of New Llano's water systems are issuing a boil advisory, effective immediately. The advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by the city of Leesville and town of New Llano.
    The water main break has caused the water systems to lose pressure; it is possible for contamination to enter water systems that lose water line pressure, according to the city.
    It is recommended that all homeowners whose water service is affected by the loss of pressure to disinfect their water before consuming it, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation by any one of the following means:
    -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.
    -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 1/4 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.
    -If the water is clear, mix five drops of two 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.  
    Water samples will be collected and tested by the Louisiana Office of Public Health personnel after the repairs have been completed. The city reminds residents to disinfect water prior to consumption by one of the above listed methods until the advisory is rescinded by the city of Leesville and the town of New Llano. Questions or comments should be directed to Leesville City Hall at (337) 239-2444, extension 1.

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