Amoeba Found in Pointe-Aux-Chenes Water SupplyMonday June 11, 2018 07:28 am - Posted By Consolidated Waterworks
From the Consolidated Waterworks District #1 in Terrebonne Parish:
Independent testing initiated by Consolidated Waterworks has returned positive results.
Results of routine testing for the "brain-eating amoeba", Naegleria fowleri, conducted by Consolidated Waterworks, show it is back in Pointe-aux-Chenes, but not on Island Road. The sample point that tested positive was taken at the very end of the distribution in Pointe-aux-Chenes, ACR #160 4260 Highway 665.
After consultation with Louisiana Department of Health engineers, we have changed our disinfection procedure from chloramine to free chlorine.
For more information concerning the presence of Naegleria fowleri in drinking water, please visit the Louisiana Department of Health website.