The Town of Ferriday is under a boil advisory effective immediately, according to Matt Parker, Operations Specialist for JCP Management Inc. and the Town of Ferriday Water Department.

The town had been experiencing problems with the water system. The water was turned off to make repairs to two system main lines.

Because of these problems, the water produced by the town’s water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality, according to JCP, resulting in the precautionary boil advisory, which is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Town of Ferriday.

According to JCP and the town: “It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drink), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following mean: Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle or pouring it from one clean container to another. Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

“Upon notification from the Office of Public Health’s State Regional Laboratory that the samples collected from our water supply have been found to be safe, the State Health Department will notify the water supply of the sample results. Upon such notification, the Town of Ferriday will then rescind the Boil Advisory and notify its customer that the water has been found to be safe.”

If you have any questions, call JCP Management Inc./Town of Ferriday Water Department at 318-757-8733, Matt Parker Operations Specialist JCP Management, Inc. / Town of Ferriday Water Department.

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