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Boil order lifted for West Baton Rouge, still in effect for Walker

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Posted: Sep 4, 2012 4:08 PM by Russell Jones
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - A recent boil order for West Baton Rouge has been lifted, while another for Walker remains in place.

Authorities in West Baton Rouge today said DHH testing confirmed water samples from the intercoastal area near Addis and Brusly were clear.

They were put under a boil order after a tree fell on fire hydrant connected to a water main during Hurricane Isaac's passage last Wednesday.

Meanwhile, officials in Walker said they hope to lift a boil order tomorrow which was put in place after a private utility company hit a water main last night.

That boil order affects people living east of Walker Baptist Church and north of U.S. 190 who receive water service from the City of Walker, as well as residents south of U.S. 190 on Aime Street, Clarence Street and Valarie Street.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following measures are recommended during a boil advisory:

* Bring tap water to a rolling boil for at least three minutes and let it cool before consuming it or using it in any manner in which it will be consumed, such as rinsing raw foods, washing dishes or brushing teeth.

* Do not serve or consume water that has not been disinfected. Drink commercially bottled water.

* Do not use ice or drinks made with water that has not been disinfected.

* Do not consume raw foods rinsed with water that has not been disinfected.

* Discard ice made prior to the boil water advisory issuance and discontinue making ice. Use commercially manufactured ice.

* Make sure water given to pets has been disinfected. Use bottled water if necessary.

* For hand-washing, wet hands with water alternatives listed above or use an antibacterial cleanser that does not require water.

* When the boil water advisory is cancelled, flush pipes and faucets. Run cold water faucets continuously for at least five minutes. Flush home automatic ice makers by making three batches of ice cubes and discarding all three batches. Change all point-of-entry and point-of-use water filters.

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