Lake Fausse Pointe Water Alert

Read below for important information from Lake Fausse Pointe Water System.

For more information, please contact:
Billy Furlow, Park Manager
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
5400 Levee Rd
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(337) 229-6173
[email protected]

Lake Fausse Pointe Water System Failed to Take Corrective Action Following Identification of a Significant Deficiency

The Lake Fausse Pointe Park Water System is currently in violation of the treatment technique requirements for minimum residual disinfectant level as set forth by the State (Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code). Although this incident is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation.

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has determined that the presence of microbiological contaminants is a health concern at certain levels of exposure and requires the disinfection of drinking water to kill disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. These symptoms, however, are not just associated with disease-causing organisms in drinking water, but also may be caused by a number of factors other than your drinking water. LDH has set enforceable requirements for treating drinking water to reduce the risk of these adverse health effects. Treatment such as filtering and disinfecting the water removes and destroys microbiological contaminants. Drinking water that is treated to meet LDH requirements is associated with little to none of this risk and should be considered safe.

We are required to monitor your water for the residual disinfectant level. This tells us whether we are effectively treating the water supply. During the compliance monitoring periods of (6/1/2021) through (6/30/2021), and (7/1/2021) and (7/31/2021), the Lake Fausse Pointe Park Water System failed to provide the minimum residual disinfection level in the treated water supplied to customers. The violation occurred because the treated water chlorine residual was less than 0.5 milligrams per liter in over five percent of the samples collected in the water system in two consecutive months.

You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

What was done?

We at Lake Fausse Pointe continue daily water testing, as well as made adjustments with chlorine pumps to come within compliance.

This notice is being sent to you by Lake Fausse Pointe Park Water System

PWS ID 2045068

Dated: February 11, 2021