A water main blow-out has prompted the City of Shreveport to issue a voluntary boil advisory for residents near a few blocks of Fairfield Ave.

The repairs are being done on Fairfield Ave in blocks 3100-3500, and the city states that when repairs are completed and water restored, the water supplied by our distribution system to nearby facilities may be of questionable microbiological quality.

As a precaution, the Department of Water & Sewerage is issuing a VOLUNTARY BOIL ADVISORY effective when service is restored, until sample(s) collected and analyzed indicate the absence of coliform bacteria.

It is recommended that water be disinfected 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.)

Please be sure to disinfect water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

When satisfactory laboratory test results are obtained, the Department of Water & Sewerage with approval from the Department of Health and Hospitals will then rescind the Boil Advisory and notify residents that the water has been deemed safe.