The Landings of Cross Gates Subdivision
Cross Gates Water System
September 20, 2012
For Immediate Release to Water System Customers
The primary water main servicing the Landings of Cross Gates Subdivision in Slidell has developed a significant leak. To fix said leak, Tammany Utilities (Cross Gates) had to shut off the water to the Landings of Cross Gates Subdivision. This loss of pressure only affected Tammany Utilities customers in the Landings of Cross Gates Subdivision.
Because of this problem, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.
Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we are issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities.
It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it, 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, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small 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 otherwise.
Tammany Utilities will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals ‑ Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.