Saturday, March 27, 2021 – The City of Youngsville Water System has rescinded the boil water advisory. The LA Dept. of Health & Hospitals Office of Public Health has collected water samples from our water supply system and have shown our water is safe for consumption. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Youngsville Water System
DATE: March 24, 2021
For Immediate Release
The City of Youngsville Water System has experienced a problem with the water supply system servicing the streets listedbelow due to a broken water line at the Youngsville Water Treatment Plant.
|1st thru 5th||Railroad 100 – 300 blocks|
|Beacon Hill Subdivision||Shadow Brook|
|Church||Shadow Brook Subdivision|
|Guilliot 100-200 block||Young St|
|Iberia St from School to Young St.|
|Madison Wood Circle|
As a precaution, the Youngsville Water System is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately due to a loss of pressure in part of the water system. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.
It is recommended that all consumers 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 (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.
The Youngsville Water System 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 systemhave shown our water to be safe.
The boil water advisory is for the service area indicated in blue:
Mayor Ken Ritter announced after much discussion between Youngsville Chief of Police Rickey Boudreaux, city council, and staff on how the annual Mardi Gras event could look while still following COVID-19 guidelines, it was decided that it simply wouldn’t be prudent to hold the event in 2021
Even with the widespread availability of a vaccine on the horizon, every possible scenario of restrictions that was discussed at the city council meeting would have been too irresponsible for the city to move forward amidst a global pandemic—not to mention would cause the parade to suffer to a point where it wouldn’t be enjoyable for riders or thousands of paradegoers that attend the Mardi Gras celebration.
While the cancellation of the Youngsville Mardi Gras parade is the latest among tough decisions and circumstances related to the coronavirus, Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter knows that it’s ultimately the right decision when it comes to keeping his community safe as local leadership continues to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
“It would be irresponsible to hold a Mardi Gras parade in Youngsville amid a global pandemic and not prudent as leaders to invite thousands of people to have a celebration where we can not social distance. I am optimistic that the end of this public health emergency is in sight with a vaccine becoming available and we look forward to holding a community celebration once it is safe to do so perhaps on Memorial Day or Independence Day. We need to work together to get our schools, businesses, and economy fully reopened, and temporarily avoiding large crowds such as the Youngsville Mardi Gras parade is a step in the right direction.”
Judging by the exponential growth of the annual event coupled with the natural cabin fever that comes as a result of our recent COVID-19 restrictions, Youngsville’s Mardi Gras parade would have easily seen record numbers in 2021.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t bode well in the midst of a global pandemic marred with restrictions, mandates, and distancing guidelines.
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