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60-day clock started in DeSoto Parish Water District 1's chlorine burn

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DHH employees test the water throughout DeSoto Parish Water Dist. 1 in October. DHH employees test the water throughout DeSoto Parish Water Dist. 1 in October.
DESOTO PARISH, La. -

The 60-day clock for the chlorine burn started for DeSoto Parish Water District 1 last week.

DHH told KTBS Wednesday chlorine levels across the entire district made it to the required 1.0 milligrams per liter last Wednesday, October 30th. It has to stay at that level until December 29th.

The water will be tested once a week by DHH through out the 60 days to keep an eye on the chlorine levels.

RELATED ARTICLE: LA National Guard helps take water samples in DeSoto Parish

The state required the chlorine burn after a brain eating amoeba was found at five test sites throughout the district in early October.

The amoeba can not live in water with high levels of chlorine.

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