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Drinking Water

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
DHH Awards $800,000 to Town of Jackson Water System for Drinking Water System Improvements

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently awarded an $800,000 loan to the Town of Jackson through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. This low-interest subsidized loan will help improve infrastructure for the water system.

Saturday, March 26, 2016
DHH Lifts Do Not Drink Advisory for Peoples Water System

Tests ordered by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and performed by a certified lab have confirmed that the water in Donaldsonville is safe to drink. As such, the do not drink the water advisory has been lifted.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Peoples Water System in Donaldsonville in Violation of Safe Drinking Water Standards

This evening, Louisiana State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, MD, notified the Peoples Water System of Donaldsonville, LA that it must immediately change how it treats it drinking water after a routine inspection discovered possible elevated levels of chlorine dioxide in the treatment system. The directive is to make the change from using chlorine dioxide immediately this evening, March 22, 2016.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Health Department Advises Residents and Restaurants in Flood-Affected Areas

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals offers advice to Louisiana residents with private drinking water wells and to restaurants that are in areas affected by last week’s storm system that caused flooding throughout the state. Also, a fourth death that is attributed to the storm has been confirmed by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner.

Friday, February 19, 2016
Health Department Improves Drinking Water in Avoyelles Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals awarded a $2.1 million loan to Waterworks District No. 1 of Avoyelles Parish through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. This low-interest subsidized loan will benefit Avoyelles Parish residents by enabling improvements to the drinking water system.

Friday, February 05, 2016
State and federal officials working together to address St. Joseph Water System

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have joined together to review citizen concerns about the St. Joseph Water System in Tensas Parish.