A boil water advisory is in effect for the Lexington Place subdivision, adjacent to Highway 59 in St. Tammany Parish.
The parish says construction crews broke through a water main serving the subdivision at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Tammany utilities had to turn off the water to begin repairing the main, prompting the advisory.
St. Tammany Parish says the water may remain off for several hours, and the boil water advisory will remain in effect until water samples confirm that the water is safe to drink. Tammany Utilities says this process may take up to 48 hours.
Residents will be advised of the status of the water system through signs in the neighborhood and announcements on the parish website.
Customers of the water utility in the affected area wishing to use the water are advised to boil it for at least one minute before consuming.
Residents are advised to contact Tammany Utilities with any questions at (985)276-6400.