Breaking News
More () »

New Orleans's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | New Orleans, Louisiana | WWLTV.com

Boil water order lifted in Slidell just in time for Thanksgiving

It was the second time in four days that a contractor struck a water main at the same intersection and prompting a boil water advisory.

SLIDELL, La. — The St. Tammany Parish Government has rescinded the boil water advisory issued Tuesday morning for some Slidell neighborhoods.

According to the parish, the Department of Health has confirmed that the water is safe to consume.

Credit: St. Tammany Parish Government

Parish government said a contractor hit a 10-inch water main near the intersection of Herwig Bluff Road and Cross Gates Boulevard. Water service was temporarily shut off to Cross Gates Water System customers to make repairs.

It was the second time in four days that a contractor struck a water main at the same intersection and prompting a boil water advisory. On Nov. 22, a contractor struck the water main while installing a stop sign.

Don't consume tap water

  • Use bottled or boiled water to drink, cook, brush teeth, and mix baby formula.
  • Boil water for one minute in a clean container before using. 
  • Wash fruits and vegetables with bottled or boiled water.
  • Don't use ice from ice trays or ice makers. Make new ice with bottled or boiled water.
  • To be safe, give your pets bottled or boiled water

Be careful bathing

  • If you're a healthy adult, you can bathe or shower with tap water. Be careful not to swallow any water.
  • Give babies and young children a sponge bath or use boiled water to bathe.
  • If you have open wounds or a weakened immune system, use boiled water to bathe.
  • Use hand sanitizer after washing hands.

Take care cleaning

  • Wash countertops and tables with boiled water.
  • Use a rinse temperature of 150° F or a sanitize cycle on your dishwasher.
  • Wash dishes by hand as usual. Then soak in mixture of 1 gallon of water and 1 teaspoon of bleach for 1 minute.
  • Do laundry as usual.

Customers affected by this advisory will be advised when it is rescinded by an automated phone call, signs placed throughout the affected area and on the Parish Government’s website (www.stpgov.org) and social media sites. If you have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.

► Get breaking news from your neighborhood delivered directly to you by downloading the new FREE WWL-TV News app now in the IOS App Store or Google Play.

‎Stay up-to-date with the latest news and weather in the New Orleans area on the all-new free WWL TV app. Our app features the latest breaking news that impacts you and your family, interactive weather and radar, and live video from our newscasts and local events. LOCAL & BREAKING NEWS * Receive r...