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Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

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Following is a list of current boil advisories in the ArkLaTex. It is updated as information is provided to KSLA News 12 by the local water systems or city/town officials. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Thursday, April 13

Officials with the Bistineau Water System has issued a boil advisory after a water break on Highway 371 and Piestch Road in Ringold. The water line has been repaired and the advisory has been issued as a precaution. The advisory will be in effect until further notice. All customers in that area are recommended to boil water before consuming.

Tuesday, April 4

A boil advisory will be issued for the Waskom Rural Water System. The system will be shut down around 10 a.m. for scheduled repairs. The repairs are estimated to take about 4 hours. Customers should make arrangements for alternate water needs for that time frame. When water pressure is restored, customers will be under a boil water notice until tests are performed. It is anticipated that the boil notice will be in effect until Thursday or Friday. 

Tuesday, March 28

The boil advisory in Bossier Parish for the area along Airline Drive between North Willow Drive and Kingston Road has been lifted. Tests on water samples showed that there was no contamination as a result of a loss of water service due to repairs that were conducted on the water main.

Saturday, March 25

A boil advisory has been issued for East DeSoto Water System customers outside the Mansfield, LA area.

The advisory is due to loss of electrical power. EDWS crews are working to make necessary repairs.

The advisory will be in effect until further notice.    

Tuesday, March 21

A boil advisory has been issued for Hope Water & Light customers in the Oakhaven area, located next to the industrial area. A waterline located in the area had a leak which caused the line to go to zero pressure.


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 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 pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled).

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