Hurricane Ida: Louisiana Parishes Boil Water Update

A week on from Hurricane Ida, many parishes in Louisiana are still without clean drinking water, and boil water notices remain in place.

Ida, which was the second-most damaging hurricane to hit Louisiana on record, left “catastrophic damage” and resulted in mass power and water outages across the state.

I reported last week on the list of Louisiana parishes that had boil water advisories in effect as of Wednesday, September 01.

Below is an updated list of parishes affected by boil water notices:

  • Jefferson Parish – An update yesterday, retweeted by Jefferson Parish city officials, suggested that the boil water advisory will last “perhaps until the end of the week”.
  • The City of Covington and St Tammany Parish has rescinded the following advisories:

** St. Joe Estates and Salvation Manor in Slidell – St. Joe Water System (PWS 1103184)

Northlake Behavioral Health – Northlake Behavioral Water System (PWS 1103039)

**(Rescinded Sept 4th)- Louisiana Heart Hospital
Medcath Water System (PWS 2103476)
**(Rescinded Sept 3rd)-
Meadowlake Water System (PWS 1103146)
Cross Gates Water System (PWS# 1103053)

Any unlisted advisories remain in place at the time of posting.

  • Lafourche Parish from Raceland south remains under a boil water advisory. No further updates have been made since September 1.
  • Areas east and south of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Terrebonne Parish are still under a boil water advisory. Rsidents can collect water donations from various locations in the parish.
  • Water Pressure in St James Parish was restored four days ago. No official updates have been made on social media.

Click here to learn how to stay safe when a boil water notice or advisory is issued.