In an urgent notification, the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has announced a Boil Water Advisory, affecting several parts of the city. This advisory is specifically targeted at residents and businesses located north of Willow Street, south of Gloria Switch Road, east of Roger Road, and west of Wilderness Trail.

The advisory comes as a precautionary measure to ensure public health and safety. LUS is instructing all customers within these boundaries to boil their water vigorously for at least one minute before using it for drinking, ice making, brushing teeth, food preparation, or rinsing food. The duration of one minute is to be counted only after the water has reached a rolling boil.

In addition to boiling water, LUS has also issued guidelines for detecting and managing potential water leaks. Residents are advised to check their water lines for any leaks or breaks. If a leak is suspected, the main water supply should be shut off at the hand cut-off valve, usually located a few feet from the meter. If the hand cut-off valve cannot be located, LUS encourages residents to contact their office at (337) 291-5740 for assistance.

Moreover, the utility company is asking for community support in water conservation efforts and to be vigilant for signs of water leaks. This includes being alert for water in unexpected areas and reporting any instances of pooling or flooding in neighborhoods to LUS.

The Boil Water Advisory will remain in place until the water pressure across the affected areas is stabilized and the Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Public Health clears the collected water samples. This measure is taken to ensure the utmost safety and quality of the water supply.

We will provide more updates when they are made available.

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