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Boil advisory in effect for West Prien Lake Road area following restoration of water service

Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 3:13 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A precautionary boil advisory is in effect following the restoration of water service to the West Prien Lake Road area, according to the City of Lake Charles.

Water service was shut off temporarily on Mar. 24 for a road-widening project.

The precautionary boil advisory is scheduled to end sometime tonight, Mar. 25, 2022.

The City of Lake Charles will rescind the boil advisory upon notification from LDH that water samples collected and submitted for testing have met their water quality and safety requirements, according to public information officer Katie Harrington.

The following streets will be affected:

  • Kiwanis Lane
  • West Prien Lake Road, from Cove Lane to Park Drive
  • West Prien Lake Road, from Cove Lane to Adrianne Lane
  • Burton Lane, from West Prien Lake Road to Francis Drive
  • Arvilla Lane
  • Magnolia Lane
  • Edgewood Lane
  • Park Drive
The shut off is expected to begin at 9 a.m. and will last approximately eight hours.
The shut off is expected to begin at 9 a.m. and will last approximately eight hours.(City of Lake Charles)

It is recommended that affected consumers disinfect their water before consuming it by boiling the water for one full minute in a clean container, Harrington said.

The recommended one minute starts following the water being brought to a rolling boil. This advisory will not affect showering or bathing, Harrington said.

For more information or questions regarding individual water services in this impacted area, call 337-491-1487.

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