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Boil advisory to go into effect for Benton Water System

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BOSSIER PARISH, La. -
The Town of Benton Water System is experiencing problems with the supply.

Officials tell KTBS 3 News that improvements to the water system will cause a temporary loss of pressure, Thursday.

Due to an anticipated loss in pressure, the water is of questionable microbiological quality.

Therefore, as a precaution, the Water System is issuing a boil advisory that will be in effect at 9:00a.m., August 1, for the entire Benton Water System, both inside and outside town limits.

The advisory is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.

Officials recommend that consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle or pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Upon notification from the Office of Public Health's State Regional Laboratory that the samples collected from our water supply have been found to be safe, the State Health Department will notify the water supply of the sample results.  Upon such notification, the Water System will then rescind the Boil Advisory and notify its customers that the water has been found to be safe
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