Brain-eating Amoeba Found in Water System – Oh My!

On Aug. 28, 2014, tests from the Louisiana health department confirmed the presence of a rare brain-eating amoeba in one area of St. John the Baptist Parish’s water system.

The Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri brain-eating amoeba, which since 2011, has killed three people in Louisiana.  The testing of St. John’s was in Water District 1, serving approx.  12,577 residents. However, officials confirmed there were no known illnesses related to the ameba reported in St. John or elsewhere in the state.

Torres Water Company can install and maintain systems to provide homes and businesses with a safe, secure, uncontaminated source of fresh water.  Even during Boil Water Advisories and other periodic emergencies like this most recent one, you can rely on Torres Water.

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