State and health officials are holding another community meeting to discuss the brain eating amoeba found in St. Bernard Parish's water system, and Senator J.P. Morrell will be at the Parish Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. to answer questions and address concerns.
At last week's meeting, some of the more technical questions went unanswered, but council members are hoping that it will be different this time around, with officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals expected to attend.
Senator J.P. Morrell is hosting the meeting, in an effort to answer the community's lingering questions. He says residents are rightfully worried about the situation, and deserve clear answers about what is being done to clean the water system.
Last week residents learned the St. Bernard Parish water system will continue to be flushed and treated with chorine for at least three more weeks.
Two weeks ago 4 locations throughout the parish tested positive for the rare parasite, including the home where the 4-year-old died from an infection caused by the amoeba.
Frustrated residents want to know why this happened at all.
Again, the meeting will be held Monday night, in the St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers, at 6:00 p.m.
Residents will likely not be able to take the podium, but will be able to submit written questions to state officials.