Gov: health dept working with St Joseph on murky tap water
ST. JOSEPH - Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's told Louisiana's health department to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fix whatever is making tap water a murky brown in the town of St. Joseph.
He says the Department of Health and Hospitals is helping the city take steps needed to get $1.2 million in capital outlay money.
Edwards says the water does not pose an immediate health risk, but needs attention after years of neglect.
Resident Garrett Boyte has told The News-Star the water had been pale yellow, but changed earlier this month to dark brown. He says town officials have told him that a break or malfunction in a water line may have contributed to the situation.
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