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  • Brown water in North BR blamed on firefighter training, nothing to worry about

    April 19, 2016 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Water Company blamed complaints of brown water in part of North Baton Rouge on a fire department training program that involves opening and closing fire hydrants quickly. Hayes Owen told News 2 that stirs up "natural minerals" in the line, like manganese, which... more »
  • Parts of Donaldsonville under boil order

    April 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – People’s Water Company issued a boil order for parts of Donaldsonville Sunday night. Residents living in the Abend area, the St. Jude subdivision and near the Sunshine Bridge are under a boil order. According to People’s Water Company, water will be turned off completely for a... more »
  • State demands answers from water company over unhealthy amount of chemicals Play Video

    March 29, 2016 5:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- State health leaders had strong words today for People's Water in Donaldsonville. "We don't have a trust at this point," Dr. Jimmy Guidry said. "In order to build that trust they have to do their job, and we have to check and make sure they're doing their job." The... more »
  • LWF issues warning about invasive snail species

    March 29, 2016 12:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking people to be on the lookout for an invasive snail species that is causing problems along waterways in Louisiana. The species is the Apple Snail. It's the largest freshwater snail on Earth. One warning sign they could be... more »
  • State officials clear Donaldsonville water for consumption Play Video

    March 26, 2016 12:06 PM

    Donaldsonville - Saturday morning officials gave the go ahead for residents to begin drinking the city's tap water again. Mayor Leroy Sullivan told News Two he plans to send out a reverse 911 emergency message to all citizens. The Department of Health and Hospitals put a halt to... more »
  • Donaldsonville water remains undrinkable

    March 24, 2016 10:07 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Louisiana's state health officer says it will be at least two to three days before residents of Donaldsonville can begin drinking their tap water again. Residents of the town southeast of Baton Rouge were advised not to drink the water this week after an inspection showed the possibility... more »
  • Walker begins drilling for new water well Play Video

    March 23, 2016 6:14 PM

    WALKER - Drilling for a new million dollar water well is underway in the city of Walker to improve water quality and pressure. The new well will be paired with a $1.6 million water tower that is already finished. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey says the new additions will provide a... more »
  • DHH: Donaldsonville residents shouldn't drink water until further notice

    March 22, 2016 9:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals notified the Peoples Water System in Donaldsonville that it must immediately alter how it treats drinking water. The directive comes after an inspection revealed elevated levels of chlorine dioxide in the system. Residents are also warned NOT to drink the... more »
  • SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: the most deadly hazard

    March 1, 2016 10:30 AM

    Over the last 30 years, on average, flash flooding kills more people each year than any other weather phenomenon. Stats from around the U.S. show about 85 fatalities per year due to flooding. Tornadoes are in second place, with a 30-year average of 75 deaths annually. ... more »
  • Lawsuit accuses officials of racial bias in water project

    February 19, 2016 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal lawsuit accuses officials in a north Louisiana parish of discriminating against black residents for decades by allegedly failing to provide them with clean water and other services that their white neighbors get. Two black Winnsboro residents sued the Franklin Parish Police Jury on Thursday, claiming... more »
  • US House backs bill requiring EPA notify about lead

    February 10, 2016 3:12 PM

    LANSING, Mich. - The U.S. House has approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water. The bill is the first approved by Congress to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Flint stopped using treated water... more »
  • EPA water chief says Flint crisis was avoidable

    February 3, 2016 12:17 PM

    DETROIT - The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency's water office has told Congress that the crisis in Flint caused by lead in drinking water was "avoidable" and that state officials resisted calls to deal with it. Joel Beauvais said Wednesday that EPA's regional staff urged Michigan officials "to... more »
  • Flint water crisis a focus as Senate takes up energy bill

    January 28, 2016 11:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan is likely as the Senate takes up a bipartisan bill on energy policy. Preliminary votes on the energy bill are expected Thursday as the Senate debates the first comprehensive energy legislation in nine years. The wide-ranging bill is co-sponsored... more »
  • New lawsuit seeks replacement of Flint's lead pipes

    January 27, 2016 11:38 AM

    LANSING, Mich. - A new lawsuit asks a federal judge to force Michigan and the city of Flint to replace all lead pipes in Flint's water system to ensure residents have a safe drinking supply. The complaint, filed Wednesday, says service lines from water mains into homes should be replaced... more »
  • Morganza flood waters starting to recede Play Video

    January 25, 2016 5:36 PM

    MORGANZA - Debris along the levees near the Morganza Spillway are a welcome sight for people in the area. They're the first sign flood waters are coming down. On the other hand, the only sight near the Old River neighborhood are rooftops and floating camps. One resident told... more »
  • Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

    January 24, 2016 2:38 PM

    DETROIT - Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into the water system in Flint, Michigan, and he isn't responsible for the fiscal collapse of Detroit's schools. But Earley's leadership of Flint's city government and Detroit's school system during key points in their recent... more »
  • Water distributed in Ohio village after testing finds lead

    January 23, 2016 3:07 PM

    SEBRING, Ohio - Volunteers are distributing water this weekend to residents of a northeast Ohio village after tests found lead levels that exceed federal standards. WFMJ-TV in Youngstown reports the American Red Cross and others distributed bottled water Friday night to some of the 8,100 people affected by elevated levels... more »
  • Lead pipes lurk in older neighborhoods across the nation

    January 23, 2016 3:03 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Lead pipes like the ones that led to contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan, can be found in older neighborhoods across the nation. Estimates vary on how many of these pipes are still in use. One recent industry survey puts the number at 6.5 million.... more »
  • Boil water order lifted in St. Francisville

    January 20, 2016 2:44 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Officials in West Feliciana Parish lifted a boil advisory for parts of St. Francisville at around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The affected area was along Highway 10 and Bains Road West to Alexander Creek. The State Department of Health and Hospitals say they tested water samples... more »
  • White House appoints federal official to lead Flint response

    January 19, 2016 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is appointing a Health and Human Services Department official to lead federal efforts to help the city of Flint, Michigan, deal with its water crisis. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he anticipates that President Barack Obama will meet with the city's mayor on Tuesday.... more »
  • New Springfield water system nearly ready Play Video

    January 4, 2016 4:49 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - After a decade of planning and waiting for funding, the water system in the town of Springfield is nearly finished. For the past few months contractors have worked to lay pipe across the small town. Now the $1.2 million project is in the testing phase as workers look... more »
  • West Feliciana braces for flooding Play Video

    December 31, 2015 5:04 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People in West Feliciana Parish are watching close and gearing up as Mississippi River flood waters continue to flow south. For the past week Missouri has dealt with heavy flooding. In West Feliciana you can see the river rising, and even some tourists have stopped by to... more »
  • Walker building new water well near new tower Play Video

    December 22, 2015 6:06 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish is shelling out cash to improve its water system. The city has already spent $1.6 million on a new water tower, and now the city will spend another $1 million to build a water well. Both the tower and well will... more »
  • Pipeline expansion to feed Iberville Parish industry Play Video

    December 10, 2015 7:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Water Works is replacing an 18 mile pipeline so heavy industry can expand. The project will double the size of a current pipeline and raise two water towers several feet in District #3. The Department of Health and Hospitals awarded Iberville Parish an $8 million loan... more »
  • Crews repairing busted water line on Jade Ave

    December 9, 2015 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City workers are trying to repair a water line after workers struck a pipe near Wednesday causing street flooding. A utility contractor told WBRZ’s Brett Buffington that workers struck an unmarked water line on Jade Ave. Crews are currently pumping water from a hole to... more »
  • Boil order issued for all of Assumption Parish Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:42 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish issued a parish-wide boil order Friday night after bacteria was detected was in the water system. Emergency managers said Assumption Parish Waterworks detected E. coli in the system which serves parish water customers. Because of that, anyone served by APWW in the parish... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish still flooded Play Video

    October 29, 2015 6:26 PM

    MAUREPAS - People in lower Livingston Parish are still dealing with flooding from last weekend, and some residents in Maurepas blame Ascension Parish for some of the high water. They point to a pumping station in neighboring Ascension Parish that sends water into the Blind River that flows into Lake... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents ready for flooding Play Video

    October 26, 2015 5:46 PM

    KILLIAN - Flood waters threatened several homes in the small Livingston Parish town of Killian after heavy rains over the weekend. However, the people in Killian are used to high water so they have a game plan, according to resident Ronald Falgout. "As the water comes up, when it gets... more »
  • Water supply in jeopardy for 375,000 people in SC

    October 7, 2015 9:42 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Crews are working to repair a breach in the Columbia canal that is threatening the main water supply for 375,000 people. Columbia Utilities Director Joey Jaco says officials were working Wednesday to build a rock dam a few hundred feet north of the breach, which is near the... more »
  • Clinton area water system issues boil advisory

    October 5, 2015 11:29 PM

    CLINTON - Water officials issued a boil order late Monday night. The order is for people in Water District 7 and includes Highway 961 between Highway 10 and Rist Road, all of McConnell Lane and Cox Lane. The order only impacts a few dozen homes in the area. ... more »
  • Strong evidence Mars has streams of salt water in summertime

    September 28, 2015 11:15 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL- Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime. They say their latest observations "strongly support" the longtime theory that salt water flows down certain Martian slopes each summer. These dark, narrow streaks tend... more »
  • WATCH: Coast Guard rescues stranded, injured boaters Play Video

    September 7, 2015 9:27 PM

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard shared video of a seven-minute rescue where two men on a pleasure boat needed help after they crashed into what appears to be concrete jetty Monday morning. One of the men was thrown off the boat and both were injured. One had a broken... more »
  • Parish approves buying water system

    September 3, 2015 11:37 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Council approved a near $6 million plan to buy a private water service for parts of the west bank of the parish Thursday. Water currently is purchased from Assumption Parish and piped into the Donaldsonville area. The lines are part of the Peoples Water... more »
  • Broken fence leaves little protection from wastewater pit Play Video

    September 3, 2015 11:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents are worried about what they believe is a safety hazard in their neighborhood, Woodland Crossing. A fence around Mo-Dad Utilities, LLC wastewater treatment facilities fell down in April and has not been repaired. Inside are large pools of water with pumping stations. "They won't... more »
  • Tentative deal made to buy water system in Donaldsonville

    August 31, 2015 7:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement in principle with Peoples Water Service Co. to buy its water operations in Donaldsonville for $5.9 million. If the deal goes through, officials say the parish plans to inject another $5 million in upgrades to the water system, After months of negotiations,... more »
  • Chlorine boosters coming to fight amoeba Play Video

    August 25, 2015 7:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish will install chlorine boosters on two of its rural water systems after a brain-eating amoeba was detected in those systems last month. Parish officials will install one booster to inject chlorine directly into the water supply at the ACUD#1 and the ACUD#2 water systems in... more »
  • After Katrina, New Orleans stakes future on urban water plan

    August 25, 2015 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sinking. It's a daily reality in New Orleans, where the soil is compacting and compressing, taking New Orleans down ever so slightly more with each passing year. Much of this old French city is built atop former peat bogs and swampland long ago pumped dry. ... more »
  • WATCH: Amoeba testing in state lab Play Video

    August 25, 2015 12:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – In a lab requiring security clearance similar to military compounds, scientists are working to test water from water systems across Louisiana. This summer, three systems have been found to contain a brain-eating amoeba. At a state lab, experts are checking and testing samples from other systems.... more »
  • Amoeba detected in one Houma water system

    August 17, 2015 7:40 PM

    HOUMA - State health officials said tests recently found an amoeba in Houma's Schriever Water System, which serves around 97,000 people in Terrebonne Parish. The Department of Health and Hospitals said despite the presence of the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, the water is still safe to drink. DHH tested... more »
  • 22-year-old water advisory upgraded to serious level

    August 12, 2015 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials said Wednesday, unhealthy levels of industrial compounds and mercury were found in fish from the Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge area. Due to the contamination, the state issued a "no consumption" advisory for the waterways. People are told to avoid eating fish... more »
  • Volunteers hand out water to school kids during heat

    August 12, 2015 7:46 PM

    BAKER - Beating the heat in Baker meant passing out bottles of water to kids coming home from school. It's part of an initiative called "Stay Hydrated in Baker." Jerri Williams is one of several volunteers giving out the water. Her group is worried children won't heed warnings... more »
  • Officials talk water quality after amoeba scare Play Video

    August 12, 2015 12:00 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A crowded room of people learned more about the brain-eating amoeba that was found in their water system two weeks ago. Water system officials and scientists from the Department of Health and Hospitals talked about the process to eradicate the amoeba from the system. They reiterated, the... more »
  • Construction underway for Springfield water system Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:41 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield, the oldest town in Livingston Parish, has started construction on its own water system. The current water system run by French Settlement Water Company does not reach all 500 residents in Springfield. The people who are left out rely on wells to get water. Some residents in... more »
  • Amoeba chlorine burn starts slow Play Video

    July 30, 2015 7:46 PM

    MODESTE - Ascension Parish informed residents Thursday of a potential change in the smell of their drinking water. The Parish has pumped chlorine into the ACUD No. 1 water system since Wednesday night after the system tested positive for a brain-eating amoeba. The system serves 1,800 people in the... more »
  • Dr. Mindy Calandro on brain-eating amoeba Play Video

    July 29, 2015 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Health officials recently identified a brain-eating amoeba in Ascension Parish’s water supply. Now, a lot of Louisiana residents are wondering how it’s going to affect them. This morning, Dr. Mindy Calandro from the Baton Rouge Clinic stopped by 2une In to give us more information on the... more »
  • Chlorine burn set to start Wednesday night to combat amoeba Play Video

    July 28, 2015 6:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parish officials said a chlorine burn will begin in the evening hours of Wednesday to combat a brain-eating amoeba found in a portion of Ascension Parish's water supply. Officials said chlorine pumps would be set up Wednesday morning at Ascension Consolidated Utility District 1, which serves around... more »
  • Most of New Orleans told boil water before drinking, bathing

    July 24, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has told most city residents to boil tapwater before using it. The board says the advisory is a precaution because power surges at the main water plant cut water pressure for a brief period early Thursday, dropping... more »
  • Red River levels slowly dropping

    July 22, 2015 11:06 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Even as the Red River drops a foot a day and flood waters that raged in mid-June recede, people whose homes were ravaged by the deluge continue to clean up. One of those people is Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, who told The Times he soon may have... more »
  • Boil advisory Tuesday for some in Watson

    July 20, 2015 4:49 PM

    WATSON - Water district officials in Watson warned some of their customers that a boil order will be in place this week due to water line repairs. The Ward Two Water District said water will be turned off to Homer Knost Road in Watson Tuesday in order to repair... more »
  • California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

    July 20, 2015 3:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought. The move announced Monday targets a group of Central Valley farmers. The State Water Resources Control Board said it's proposing the first fines of this kind for a water district with century-old... more »
  • Tom Selleck accused of stealing water for California ranch

    July 8, 2015 1:25 PM

    VENTURA, Calif. - A lawsuit accuses actor Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his ranch in drought-stricken Southern California. A Ventura County water district claims a tanker truck filled up at a hydrant on more than a dozen occasions and hauled... more »
  • Bacteria found in water at most La. beaches, advisories posted

    July 2, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The most recent sampling of water off Louisiana's coast has found enough bacteria to post advisories at almost every beach along the shoreline. Only eight had no advisory Thursday. Almost twenty were posted with a warning after scientists found some sort of bacteria. When an advisory is... more »
  • Niagara issues water recall for several brands

    June 22, 2015 6:28 PM

    ONTARIO - Niagara Bottling Company is recalling its spring water products because of a possible E. coli contamination. The company is asking customers to boil the bottled water or avoid drinking it at all. Niagara Bottling said one of its spring sources has a "positive indication" of E.... more »
  • Port Allen Boil Water Advisory is over

    June 21, 2015 12:59 PM

    Residents of Port Allen no longer have to boil their water before usage. Adrian Genre, Chief Administrative Officer of Port Allen, announced Sunday morning that the further tests confirmed that the city's water supply contains no harmful contamination. The Office of Public Health has confirmed the results. ... more »
  • City of Walker lifts Emergency Water Conservation Alert

    June 13, 2015 4:56 PM

    As of 2 pm Saturday, the City of Walker has lifted the Emergency Water Conservation Alert. The sample that was submitted on Friday to the Department of Health and Hospitals came back clear. Officials say that Walker water customers can go back to using their water as they... more »
  • Walker residents making do with water conservation Play Video

    June 12, 2015 7:03 PM

    WALKER - People in the City of Walker are making do with conserving water until at least Saturday after a water pump failed Thursday evening. The city urged all of its customers to limit water usage to only essential tasks after crews discovered the pumping system functioning at limited... more »
  • Walker puts emergency water conservation order into effect

    June 11, 2015 6:44 PM

    WALKER - City officials requested Thursday afternoon that residents receiving water service from the City of Walker take steps to conserve water as soon as possible. Customers are asked to use water only when necessary at this time as the city places its Emergency Water Conservation Plan into effect.... more »
  • Beach advisories ahead of Memorial Day Play Video

    May 21, 2015 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state issued beach advisories ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend. There are 24 beach sites along the Louisiana coast. Sites are tested every Monday from April 1 to the end of October. Precautions are posted when the water quality is abnormal. "It's not going... more »
  • Boil water advisory issued in Denham Springs

    May 18, 2015 8:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A boil advisory has been issued by the Ward 2 Water District in Denham Springs after a contractor working in the area cut a main water line. The accident happened in the Dunn Rd. area. The boil advisory affects these areas: Carol Lynn Road Matherne... more »
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    May 6, 2015 4:54 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA.- California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules Tuesday forcing cities to limit watering on public property and encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. The mandatory... more »
  • E. Feliciana boil advisory affects some

    April 26, 2015 3:07 PM

    ETHEL, LA - A voluntary boil advisory affecting the Bluff Creek, Pride Baywood and Greenwell Springs areas has been issued by the East Feliciana Rural Water System. The advisory is only for customers in those areas who may have water outages, low pressure and/or brown water. If you have those... more »
  • Fire hydrant left open for weeks during work Play Video

    April 2, 2015 4:24 PM

    GONZALES - One man says a fire hydrant in Gonzales has been wasting thousands of gallons of water over the past two weeks. On his bread delivery route, Jeff Pederson passes by the fire hydrant daily. One day he discovered it pouring gallons of water by the minute. He's... more »
  • Town of Springfield getting new water system

    March 27, 2015 4:11 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish plans to create its own water system for its 500 residents. Mayor Charles Martin says the town has never owned its own water system. The current one is run by French Settlement Water Company, and it doesn't reach all 175... more »
  • Donaldsonville residents upset with water company Play Video

    March 9, 2015 5:23 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Some Donaldsonville residents felt left in the dark by a water company after they say they didn't know about a water boil advisory that's still ongoing. Residents say the boil advisory came out of nowhere Sunday. "My dad called and he was at work, and he... more »
  • Boil advisory issued for some in Donaldsonville

    March 9, 2015 10:25 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Officials with the Peoples Water Service Company in Donaldsonville issued a boil order Monday for some of their customers after an incident this weekend. A company spokesperson said a contractor broke a main water line Sunday on LA 1 South in Donaldsonville. The water main was repaired... more »
  • Boil order issued for parts of Donaldsonville

    March 8, 2015 2:25 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A boil order is in effect for hundreds of residents in parts of Donaldsonville after a construction crew ruptured a water and gas line Sunday. Peoples Water Service said everyone living on Highway 1 South from the Payless to the Palo Alto Bridge is urged to boil... more »
  • The Fitness Expert: Spice up your H2O Play Video

    February 25, 2015 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While temperatures are chilly this week, things will start heating up before you know it. When exercising in the heat, it's important to stay hydrated. Fitness Expert Tanesha Craig joined us on 2une in this morning for tips to make water more interesting . It's no... more »
  • Flights diverted after water pipe burst in airport

    February 16, 2015 2:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crews at Dulles International Airport are working to restore normal operations after a burst water pipe in the airport's control tower triggered an alarm and forced an evacuation that resulted in the diversion of some flights to other airports. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority,... more »
  • Baker looking for other ways to keep finances afloat Play Video

    January 14, 2015 5:26 PM

    BAKER - City officials in Baker will have a special meeting this week to discuss ways to solve the city's money problems. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess called for what she said will be a "brainstorming" meeting after the council turned down a water rate increase. The council voted 4-1 to... more »
  • Baker council to vote to introduce ordinance to increase water rates

    December 14, 2014 6:20 PM

    BAKER - The city council will vote to introduce an ordinance to raise water rates at Tuesday's meeting. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess said she's dedicated to "moving the city forward," and wants to do what's best for residents. If a decision isn't made soon, the city's fire department rating... more »
  • Fix coming for French Settlement water pipe Play Video

    December 4, 2014 4:54 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - A water company closed a loan Thursday and awarded a contract in order to begin work to replace a problematic pipe in lower Livingston Parish. The French Settlement Water Company says work to install the new pipe should start in the next few weeks. An old,... more »
  • Water bills victims of software glitch

    November 15, 2014 10:29 AM

    OAKDALE, La. - Mayor Gene Paul says a computer software problem is the reason some Oakdale residents haven't received water bills for the past two months. Paul says officials discovered about 100 water bills - including his - were not printed and mailed because of the glitch. Paul says officials... more »
  • Monroe plans chlorine burn against killer amoeba

    October 29, 2014 3:16 AM

    MONROE - The city of Monroe will be adding extra chlorine to its water next month as part of statewide precautions against an amoeba that has killed three people in Louisiana. The free chlorine burn will start around Nov. 12 and last about 60 days. It's a precaution against Naegleria... more »
  • Chief: Water rate increase needed for public safety Play Video

    October 22, 2014 6:52 PM

    BAKER - Once again, changes in water bills for Baker residents are on the table for discussion. Chief of Police Mike Knaps said he's proposing that the city council increase the base water rate from $9 to between $15 and $20 in order to make up for cuts to... more »
  • Ascension Parish plans water fix Play Video

    October 8, 2014 5:51 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish is working to improve the water safety of their system that feeds water to people in rural areas on the westside of the parish. The system isn't holding a high enough amount of chlorine to eradicate any possible brain-eating amoebas, even though the deadly amoeba... more »
  • Boil Advisory lifted in French Settlement

    October 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - C The French Settlement Water Company says the broken pipe that broke has been repaired. It was the third boil advisory in the area in two weeks. Officials say the pipe that keeps breaking is about 1 1/2 miles long and about 45-years-old. The company... more »
  • Boil order still causing headaches in French Settlement Play Video

    October 3, 2014 4:36 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - People in French Settlement are still dealing with a boil order for the second straight day. Schools in the small Livingston Parish community are using bottled water to prepare meals for students. The schools asked kids to pack bottled water with them to bring to school.... more »
  • St. John schools seek bottled water amid amoeba crisis Play Video

    September 12, 2014 3:22 AM

    EDGARD, LA - As the St. John the Baptist Parish government continues trying to eradicate a potentially fatal brain-damaging amoeba from a portion of its water system, the St. John School Board has declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows the school system to bypass public bid laws to... more »

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