CONVENT — The state lifted a boil water advisory Wednesday for parts of St. James and Ascension parishes’ west banks, St. James officials said Wednesday.
The state Department of Health and Hospitals announced the advisory, which was issued Monday, had been canceled.
The precautionary advisory affected 690 customers in St. James’s 5th Ward in the northwest corner of the parish and another 99 customers on the west bank of Ascension, primarily in the community of Lemannville but also at the Parish Prison, spokesmen for both parishes have said.
The advisory was instituted Monday in St. James after a crash on La. 18 damaged a fire hydrant that had to be replaced, St. James officials have said.
Ascension officials notified Lemannville residents, who are supplied by St. James Parish through Ascension Consolidated Utility District No. 1, mid-morning Tuesday, Ascension spokesman Lester Kenyon said.
Brandon Keller, St. James spokesman, said the St. James system has notified ACUD about the lifted advisory, as well as St. James residents.
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