On Thursday, September 1, 2022, a temporary disruption of water service is planned for several streets in the area of 6th Avenue where contractors are currently working on an underground utility project. The shut off is expected to begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022. The shut off is necessary to allow contractors to complete the necessary tie-ins for newly installed water mains. 

Customers on 4th, 5th and 6th Streets, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue will be impacted as well as customers on 6th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets. 

Following the restoration of water service, in compliance with Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regulations, a temporary precautionary boil water advisory will be put in place for customers within the affected area.

The boil water advisory will likely last for about 24 hours. The City of Lake Charles will rescind the boil advisory upon notification from LDH that water samples collected and submitted for testing have met their water quality and safety requirements.

It is recommended that affected consumers disinfect their water before consuming it, including making ice, brushing teeth, using for food preparation or rinsing foods, by boiling the water for one full minute in a clean container. The recommended one minute starts following the water being brought to a rolling boil. This advisory will not affect showering or bathing.

For more information or questions regarding individual water services in this impacted area, call 337-491-1487.