In light of the ongoing effort to kill a deadly amoeba discovered in some Louisiana water supplies, DeSoto Waterworks District No.1 has issued the following statement:

"Waterworks District #1 in DeSoto Parish is initiating a 'chlorine burn' in our system to combat the detection of the Naegleria Fowleri ameba in our system," reads the public notice. "Customers may notice a higher smell and taste of Chlorine in the drinking water, but levels of Chlorine will stay below maximums recommended by Louisiana DHH. Customers may also at times notice a slight discoloration of the water."

Th group says that the flushing program will occur until they have "achieved the new standards of chlorine recommended by the Louisiana DHH."

For more information, citizens can call Waterworks District no.1 at (318) 872-0004 or visit the Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals website.