This affects all people who get their water from the ACUD-1 company in Ascension (Donaldsonville) and Assumption Parishes.
Officials with Ascension Consolidated Utilities District #1 (ACUD-1) have issued a boil water advisory for their customers. This affects all people who get their water from the ACUD-1 company in Ascension (Donaldsonville) and Assumption Parishes.
According to Ascension Parish Government, the advisory is issued as a precaution after ACUD #1 was notified by Assumption Parish Water Works of a drop in pressure in their distribution system.
At 5:04 p.m. Ascension Parish reported an alert from Assumption Parish that there was a temporary drop in water pressure in the distribution system due to the extremely high number of water line breaks caused by the hard freeze.
The notice from Assumption Parish stated that the pressure will be restored as soon as possible, according to Ascension Parish Government.
Affected customers have been notified using the Code Red Emergency Alert System. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the emergency line at 225-450-1078.