With temperatures reaching back into the seventies, it's already hard to believe how freezing temperatures just a matter of days ago wreaked havoc on pipes in homes and businesses across Shreveport-Bossier.

With so many residents leaving faucets dripping, pipes bursting across the city, and water mains freezing and bursting, getting water to one's home has been a challenge over the past several days.  Residents have experienced either no water, or very low water pressure.

As city repair crews continue their efforts across Shreveport, the pressure has been improved, and most of the city water service has been restored, but the voluntary boil advisory continues for most of Shreveport.

Shreveport Director of Water & Sewerage William Daniel said earlier in the week the city was hoping to be able to lift the boil advisory by Thursday.  But, Daniel told KEEL News on Thursday morning:

We were not able to mobilize to pull samples yesterday. We will definitely do it today. Once we pull the samples, it takes 18 hours to run the tests.  We will then notify LDH, and they will lift the boil advisory.

According to shreveportla.gov, during a boil advisory,

Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line. Before using water, bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute.  For questions about the boil advisory, call (318) 673-7654.

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