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Notice from Louisiana Department of Health

We received a notice from the Louisiana Department of Health that our water system has failed to monitor for lead and copper during the July 1 through December 31, 2020 monitoring period.  As required by Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code, we are required to notify all members of the water system of the non-compliance.  We are taking the necessary steps to rectify this situation. 


Monitoring Requirements Not Met for Friendship Water System

Our water system did not fulfill our monitoring requirements over the past year.  Even though this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct the situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis.  Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards.  During the period of July 1 through December 31, 2020, we did not complete all required monitoring for lead and copper and, therefore, cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.

Necessary action has been taken to prevent this violation from recurring.

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.

For more information, please contact John Culpepper at 318-245-1790.


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