LIFTED!!! - AUG 24 - 11:50AM - CITY-WIDE BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED!!!
RE: COVINGTON BOIL ADVISORY LIFTED
The City of Covington has received clearance from the Department of Health and Hospitals to remove the city-wide Boil Water Advisory which was issued the Monday afternoon, August 22nd.
Due to an unexpected 12” water main break which resulted in a significant loss of pressure, the advisory was put into place as a precautionary measure required by DHH. Following standard procedure, DHH has reported that Covington water samples taken for testing are safe to use and consume.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23RD - 3:15 PM - UPDATE
RE: UPDATE - CITY OF COVINGTON WATER MAIN BREAK / CITY-WIDE BOIL ADVISORY
The following is an update on the progress of yesterday’s, August 22nd, unexpected 12” water main break at Jefferson Avenue and 15th Avenue which resulted in a significant loss of pressure, and triggered routine precautionary DHH requirements upon which the City of Covington enacted, immediately issuing a city-wide BOIL ADVISORY which is still in effect.
- The ruptured 12” water line was repaired last night at approximately 9:00 PM
- Work crews were then able to flush water lines by the opening of fire hydrants during the night
- Water samples were taken at 23 points early this morning and delivered to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) in Amite
- The City is expected to receive results from DHH by Wednesday afternoon, August 24th
- The BOIL ADVISORY is still in effect city-wide. The public will be notified when the advisory has been lifted.
For additional information:
Director of Public Works
MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND - Due to an unexpected 12" water main break at Jefferson Avenue and 15th Avenue, the entire City limits of Covington is under a boil water advisory (read more...)