City of Sulphur Rescinds Precautionary Boil Advisory Due to Water Main Break on May 15

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 17, 2023

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City of Sulphur Rescinds Precautionary Boil Advisory Due to Water Main Break on May 15

The City of Sulphur has announced that effective May 17th, 2023, the city-wide boil advisory has been rescinded. Water samples have been tested by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health have tested negative for coliform bacteria.


Sulphur, Louisiana – The City of Sulphur announced on May 15, 2023, that water pressure had dropped below acceptable levels due to a water main rupture. Due to the low water pressure, the City of Sulphur has issued a citywide Precautionary Boil Advisory.

If you have been without water for an extended period of time, run faucets until the water flows clear, then take precautions and boil the water before consumption.

In a clean container, bring water to a boil for one minute. The one-minute timer begins as the water reaches a full boil. (The flat taste can be removed by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of heated water).

After clear samples have been received from the State Laboratory, the City of Sulphur will notify the impacted areas.


About Sulphur, Louisiana: Sulphur, Louisiana is a small city located in Calcasieu Parish, which is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan area. The city was named after the nearby sulphur deposits, which were discovered in 1867 by geologist Eugene W. Hilgard. The area was originally known as Kleinpeters Square, named after the engineer who constructed the town in 1878. The Frasch Process of mining sulphur was invented and patented by Dr. Herman Frasch in 1890, sparking a period of booming growth in the decades that followed. Today, the area is mostly dependent on oil refineries and petrochemical plants for employment. Sulphur is home to several attractions, including the Brimstone Museum, which showcases the history of the city and the Frasch mining process. The average daily temperature varies between 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the month. The city has various public and private schools, libraries, and hospitals available for its residents.