Water Service Disruption and Boil Advisory Planned for July 7 in Lake Charles

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Published July 05, 2022

Water Service Disruption and Boil Advisory Planned for July 7 in Lake Charles

Lake Charles, Louisiana – On July 5, 2022, the City of Lake Charles announced that on Thursday, July 7, 2022, a temporary disruption of water service is planned for several streets in the Clooney Street area where contractors are currently working on a road and underground utilities project. As a result of the outage, a temporary boil water advisory will be issued.

The water outage is expected to begin at 9 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

The shut off is required to allow contractors to complete a water line relocation and the necessary tie-ins.

The following streets will be impacted:

  • Louis Street, between Lake and Creole Streets
  • Rosalie Street
  • Clara Street
  • Short Street
  • Clooney Street
  • Portions of Bayou Pines East

The City of Lake Charles stated that every effort will be made to directly notify affected customers.

Following the restoration of water service, a temporary precautionary boil water advisory will be implemented for customers on the streets listed above in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regulations. The boil water advisory will most likely be in effect for 24 hours. After receiving notification from LDH that water samples collected and submitted for testing have met their water quality and safety requirements, the City of Lake Charles will lift the boil advisory.

It is recommended that affected consumers disinfect their water before consuming it, including making ice, brushing teeth, using for food preparation, or rinsing foods, by boiling the water in a clean container for one minute. The recommended one minute begins when the water reaches a full boil. This warning does not apply to showering or bathing.

Call 337-491-1487 for more information or questions about individual water services in this impacted area.