A vessel hit and severed the water line between Grand Isle and Lafitte Thursday, leaving the town without water and parish officials scrambling to get water to the island and repair the line.
Grand Isle’s water reserves were expected to run out around 10 a.m. Friday, according to a post on Jefferson Parish government’s Facebook page.
Crews were on the job and repairs to the line should be completed by Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning, the post said.
In the meantime, parish officials were trucking 20,000 bottles of water to the island. They were set to be distributed at the Grand Isle Multiplex no later than 1 p.m. today, the post said.
Also, a barge with about 420,000 gallons of water was loaded in Lafitte and could be in Grand Isle by late today to refill the island’s tanks. Water pressure is expected to be restored between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. today, according to the Facebook past.
A boil advisory will be in effect once the pressure is restored and will last at least 24 hours, the post said.
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