GRAND ISLE, La – A Do Not Drink order and Boil Water Advisory issued for Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, have been lifted five months after Hurricane Ida devastated the area.
The Jefferson Parish Water Department and Louisiana Department of Health said the order and advisory would be lifted effective Tuesday.
The decision was based on chemical sampling and an analysis of the bacteriological samples collected within the water distribution system, according to a statement.
Residents who have been affected by the order and advisory are now able to use the water without boiling it first or disinfecting it.
Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021, 16 years to the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall causing catastrophic destruction and flooding across the region.