WALKER — A boil advisory has been issued for a portion of the customers served by Walker’s municipal water system, the city announced Wednesday.
The advisory affects water customers who live east of Gaylord Road on both the north and south sides of U.S. 190, according to the city’s news release.
People should bring tap water to a rolling boil for at least three minutes and let it cool before consuming it or using it in a manner in which it will be consumed.
That includes rinsing raw foods, washing dishes or brushing teeth, the release states.
The city will announce when the boil order is lifted, according to the release.
Water pressure dropped in the city system after a contractor working on a new turn lane on U.S. 190 at Corbin Avenue damaged the water main on Tuesday, the city reported.
The city repaired the water main, and service has been restored, but some residents may experience temporary low water pressure because the city has opened fire hydrants to flush the system.
For more information on actions to take for safety, see http://www.walker.la.us/BoilAdvisory.html on the Internet.