LDH finds brain eating amoebas in Terrebonne, Ouachita water systems
Posted on 6/30/2017 11:50:00 AM.

The state department of health has found brain eating amoebas in the water systems in both Terrebonne and Ouachita parish. State health officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says while the water is safe to drink and bathe in, people should make sure it does not get in their nose.

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Water sample from Bourbon Street puddles contains fecal bacteria
Posted on 6/6/2017 5:53:00 AM.

Testing on a water sample from puddles on Bourbon Street finds more than just spilled Hurricanes and Hand Grenades. Milwaukee-based Microbe Detectives finds traces of fecal-related bacteria. Chief Technology Officer Dr. Trevor Ghylin says they looked for microbes and bacteria in the sample using DNA sequencing.

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St. Joe in Tensas Parish to get brand new water system
Posted on 3/6/2017 1:41:00 PM.
The town of St. Joseph is finally getting a brand new water system and Governor John Bel Edwards was on hand today for the groundbreaking. Deputy Chief of Staff Julie Baxter Payer says this was a very important milestone for the Tensas Parish town.
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At least 90 water samples from St. Joseph contain high levels of lead
Posted on 12/30/2016 12:34:00 PM.

Water testing results from more than 400 residences in the town of St. Joseph showed that at least 90 came back positive for levels of lead not safe for consumption. On December 16th, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a public health emergency for the town after two samples showed high levels, and he ordered testing of every household.

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Oak Grove taking action to get clean drinking water
Posted on 9/20/2016 10:57:00 AM.

Brown tap water has been flowing from faucets in the City of Oak Grove in West Carroll parish for years, and city officials are taking action to get clean water. Mayor Adam Holland says he and some city council members toured America Water and Waste’s facility last week to find out what is causing the discoloration in the water.

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Summer vacation water safety tips
Posted on 5/20/2016 1:27:00 AM.

With summer vacation already underway for most schools, here’s a doctor that provides some tips to make sure your kids stay safe this break. Baton Rouge General family practitioner Dr. Kristen Ducote warns parents that drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional fatalities in kids 14 and under. She says it’s important to invest in swimming lessons for your children.

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Gov Edwards staff in St. Joseph to discuss brown water issues
Posted on 5/9/2016 4:53:00 AM.

Key members of the Governor’s staff are in St. Joseph where brown water is flowing from faucets in the Tensas Parish town. The governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Julie Baxter Payer, says they are there to inform St. Joseph residents about what’s being done to improve the drinking water.

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Water key to keeping Christmas tree fresh
Posted on 12/11/2014 2:15:00 AM.
As Christmas approaches, many people struggle with keeping their Christmas trees fresh.  LSU AgCenter Professor of Forestry Specialist, Don Reed, says hydration is the key for a fresh tree.  

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