As a precaution, the City of Winnfield Water Department is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately. This boil advisory is to remain in effect until otherwise noted. The boil water advisory is issued for the entire city.
It is recommended that all customers 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 full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. Once the water has been boiled, you may improve the taste of the water by shaking it in a closed container, by pouring ot from one clean container to another or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.
Consumers should disinfect their water prior to consumption until other wise notified.
As of 12:00 PM 12/14/19, the Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health, hereby rescinds the Boil Advisory issued by the City of Winnfield Water System . The samples collected on 12/13/2019 cleared.
The City of Winnfield Water System is experiencing problems with the water supply system. Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.
Therefore, as a precaustion, the City of Winnfield Water System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately for the following areas(North Street to the North end of town and Ethel Street over to Virginia Street).
The BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until further notice.
It is recommended that all consumers in the area 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 1 full minute in a clear 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).
Again, Please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER City of Winnfield Water System Failed to Take Corrective Action Following Identification of a Significant Deficiency
On 03/04/19 the Louisiana Department of Health and (LDH) performed a detailed inspection and engineering evaluation of our water system called a sanitary survey. During this sanitary survey, they identified one or more significant deficiencies in our system. As our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. According to EPA's Ground Water Rule, we were required to correct the deficiency (or deficiencies) or work with the State to develop a plan to correct the deficiency (or deficiencies). However, we failed to correct the deficiency or contact the State before the established deadline and have therefore violated a • requirement of the Ground Water Rule.
What should 1 do?
There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours. What does this mean?
This is not an emergency. If it had been an emergency, you would have been notified within 24 hours.
This significant deficiency has the potential to result in lack of proper treatment and oversight of the water system. Inadequately treated or inadequately protected water may contain disease causing organisms. These organisms can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches. While we have not detected any evidence of contamination or other health threats related to our source water, we are still committed to correcting the deficiency to eliminate the threat of contamination.
RE: Safe Drinking Water Act:
Notice of Violation/Tier 2 Public Notification
GWR Treatment Technique Violation for Failure to Correct Significant Deficiency City of Winnfield Water System
For more information, please contact City Hall at 318-628-3939.
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