Drinking Water

July 16, 2014
This summer, the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded $405,000 to Weston Water System, Inc. through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will provide assistance to the system to install a new drinking water well.
March 28, 2014
This month, the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded $3.75 million to North Franklin Water Works through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will help pay for much needed improvements and upgrades to the water system.
March 24, 2014
The Department of Health and Hospitals on Monday announced that around 95 percent of the state’s drinking water systems have complied with an emergency rule issued last year requiring increased disinfectant levels in drinking water and increased monitoring of water quality.
February 11, 2014
Water samples taken in late January from the St. Bernard parish water system have tested negative for the rare ameba Naegleria fowleri, meaning increased chlorine levels in the system have controlled the ameba, the Department of Health and Hospitals announced Tuesday.
January 22, 2014
Water samples taken earlier this month from the DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1 have tested negative for the rare ameba Naegleria fowleri, meaning increased chlorine levels in the system have controlled the ameba, the Department of Health and Hospitals announced Wednesday.
October 17, 2013
The Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) Office of Public Health has awarded $5.5 million to the St. John the Baptist Waterworks Districts 1 and 2 through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will help the system improve and update the community's drinking water system.
October 09, 2013
Baton Rouge, La. - Officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that they are monitoring certain public drinking water systems to determine if they have residual chlorine levels of 0.5 milligrams per liter throughout their distribution lines. For drinking water systems that utilize chloramines, the Department is also strongly recommending they increase the frequency of testing and number of samples for chlorine residual levels throughout their distribution lines.
September 19, 2013
The Department of Health and Hospitals wants to dispel myths and rumors associated with a recent confirmation of an ameba in the water system in St. Bernard Parish. On Thursday, DHH published a “Myth vs. Fact” rundown of common misconceptions about Naegleria fowleri and drinking water in Louisiana.
August 15, 2013
This week, the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded $351,200 to the Southeast Grant Water System through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will help the system make repairs and improvements to the community’s drinking water system.
August 14, 2013
This month, the Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) Office of Public Health awarded $4.8 million to the City of Leesville through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will help the system improve and update the community's drinking water system.