NEW ORLEANS — A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for the entire Alton Water System in St. Tammany Parish. Alton is just north of Slidell.
On Tuesday, crews operating machinery hit 4-inch water main causing the water pressure to drop below a safe level.
Customers are advised to disinfect their water before using it, making ice, brushing teeth, using it for food preparation and for rinsing food. Boil the water for one full minute in a clean container. The one-minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.
The advisory will be lifted once the Louisiana Department of Health determines that the water is once again safe to consume.