[Update 06-26]

The Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District No. 1, Parish of Bossier, is RESCINDING the BOIL ADVISORY for Dogwood Subdivision as of 10:30 a.m. today, June 26, 2013.  We have received notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health that the samples we submitted on June 25, 2013, were cleared and the advisory could be lifted. 

[Update 1]

The Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District No. 1, Parish of Bossier, continues to have a BOIL ADVISORY for Dogwood Subdivision, with the exception of Units 13-16 in Dogwood South Subdivision.

We have taken water samples as required by Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health. These samples are expected to be cleared around noon tomorrow, June 26, 2013. If the samples are cleared, the advisory will be lifted immediately.

[Original Story]

A power outage at around 9 o'clock last night has caused problems for Consolidated Waterworks/Sewerage District No. 1 in Bossier Parish.

Director of Public Safety Sammy Halphen says residents in Dogwood Subdivision, except for Units 13-15 in the southern portion, have low water pressure. That means the quality of the water supply is questionable.

As a precaution, the district has issued a boil advisory effective immediately. It will remain in effect until it's rescinded by the Water System, following tests by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The Office of Public Health will be collecting and testing water samples.

Until the results come back, residents will need to boil their water for one full minute in a clean container before drinking it, making ice, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation. The minutes 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 that's boiled.