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Gov: health dept working with St Joseph on murky tap water

6 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, February 01 2016 Feb 1, 2016 February 01, 2016 6:34 PM February 01, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: Facebook courtesy G. Boyte

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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