Drinking Water

October 31, 2022
FY 2023 plan addresses preventative health, workforce expansion and diversification, transparency and accountability, and many more health issues facing Louisianans
June 24, 2022
Private wells are not regulated in Louisiana, leaving well owners responsible for all facets of disaster preparedness, protection and maintenance of their well.
June 10, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is assisting the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in its assessment and evaluation of a chemical leak that occurred at Imperial Cleaners, a now-closed dry cleaning site in downtown Minden, located in Webster Parish.
April 20, 2022
The Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) shown on this site are base documents only and are not finished documents. Water system personnel should review the CCR for correctness and update accordingly.
September 16, 2021
Affected water wells must be first disinfected then thoroughly flushed before a sample of water is collected for analysis by the Office of Public Health, which has set up a temporary laboratory in Berwick.
June 16, 2021
The town is using the funds to install two new ground water wells, a new water treatment facility with filters and softeners, a new ground storage tank, new water meters with automated meter reading system and more than 3,000 linear feet of new pipeline.
November 08, 2018
Residents in Sabine Parish and parts of Natchitoches Parish will receive cleaner, safer drinking water thanks to $2.6 million in improvements that are being made to the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1
October 17, 2018
The Department of Health wants to dispel myths and rumors associated with a recent confirmation of an ameba in a drinking water system. This "Myth vs. Fact" is a rundown of common misconceptions about Naegleria fowleri and drinking water in Louisiana.
October 01, 2018
“Many Louisiana communities have water systems with aging infrastructure as well as older homes. Both situations make it more likely to find lead in water due to old plumbing. When we designed this program, we fully expected to find some instance of elevated lead because we purposefully selected schools that had older pipes and plumbing. These results are extremely encouraging.”
June 25, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health awarded an $800,000 loan to the Southeast Waterworks District No. 2 of Vermilion Parish through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. The low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the District’s Water System.
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