City of Lake Charles Announces Temporary Water Service Interruption and Boil Water Advisory in Downtown Area

By Calcasieu Staff
Published June 20, 2024

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – Residents in downtown Lake Charles on portions of Bilbo, Division, and Pujo Streets are advised of a temporary water service interruption from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2024. The interruption is necessary to replace a 12-inch main line control valve. Affected customers will receive notifications through door-to-door visits and door hangers.

Following the restoration of water service, a temporary precautionary BOIL WATER ADVISORY will be in place for the mentioned streets. This advisory, in compliance with Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regulations, is expected to last around 24 hours.

During the boil water advisory, it is recommended that residents disinfect their water before consuming it. This includes activities such as making ice, brushing teeth, food preparation, and rinsing foods. To disinfect water, bring it to a rolling boil in a clean container and boil for one full minute. Showering and bathing are not affected by the advisory.

The City of Lake Charles will rescind the boil water advisory once LDH confirms that water samples meet the required safety standards. For any inquiries regarding individual water services in the affected area, residents can call 337-491-1487.