St. John the Baptist Parish News Release - more
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed test results were NEGATIVE for the presence of Naegleria fowleri ameba in Water District #3 (LaPlace) and Pleasure Bend. Water District #3 includes all of LaPlace and serves approximately 10,600 water customers. Pleasure Bend (approximately 165 customers) receives its water supply from St. James Parish’s West Bank Water Plant #2. The recent round of sampling in our region was conducted during warmer weather as a precautionary measure.
Administrative staff, the Utilities Department and third party consultants have taken precautionary measures in all water systems, instituting increased flushing, installing automatic flushers and slightly increasing chlorine levels parish wide to ensure they are in compliance with DHH's Emergency Rule.
"We've made significant progress toward improving our water quality and ensuring it is safe and will continue to work with the Department of Health and Hospitals to ensure compliance with their requirements. A fourth round of Negative results is great news for the parish and indicates we are moving in the right direction,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
Fleming will be making repairs to the lift station on Indigo Pwky. During construction, one lane on Indigo will be closed.
Motorists will be able to detour around the lane closure.
Residents will have access to their driveways but should expect some noise during the project between the hours of 7 am – 5 pm.
During the lift station repair process,due to the sheet piling being put in, a power line was inevitably disconnected. As a result four street lights are out from Woodland to the lift station on Indigo. We apologize for the inconvenience and as soon as the installation is complete and deemed safe, the street lights will be repaired. For safety reasons, the lights can not be repaired until the sheet piling is complete and the repairs are complete. The St. John Sheriff's Office is aware and will be making extra patrols in the area during this time.