Boil advisory for Jonesboro

JONESBORO, La., (KNOE 8 News)

The Jonesboro Water System is having problems with its system after a construction crew cut a 12″ water main. As a result, the system may experience losses in water pressure.

Because of this, the water is of questionable microbiological quality and users are advised to boil all water intended for consumption, including drinking, making ice, food preparation, rinsing of foods or brushing teeth.

Water must be boiled for one full minute after a rolling boil has been established.

This boil advisory will stay in effect until rescinded by the Jonesboro Water System.

51 Responses to “Boil advisory for Jonesboro”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Please let us know when it is lifted. Thanks

  2. Anonymous Says:

    well i really like the way they let the public know late in the afternoon this town really sucks i called public works this morning when i lost water pressure and asked if a line had broken linda said yes a crew had cut into a 12″ main up by sonic but didnt say anything about a boil order. ive been making my baby,s bottles all afternoon with this water.thanks alot town of jonesboro your emergency plan truly sucks when it comes to notifying the public you do know alot of us dont watch the local news or are yall that dumb!!! just like the mayor cause it sure seems that way

    • Anonymous Says:

      Do u want the city to send someone door to door since you are incapable of turning on the radio or television?

    • Wow Says:

      Why are you making your baby bottles with tap water anyway? You are the stupid one. Take your cheap a$$ to walmart and buy some nursery water, it only costs a dollar!!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Wonder why they called channel 8 and not channel 10. Maybe because channel 10 is the only one that will report on the wonderful town we live in.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Walter, is it true that school are out

  5. Anonymous Says:

    The Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office has an emergency notification system that will call the phone number you provide or send a text to notify you of local emergency situations. You can access this on line or by phone call and get added to the list of folks who want to be notified when there are serious situations. It’s all free. Obviously no one chose to let them know and send out the alert to the citizens. Why in the world the town did not use this system that is already in place, who knows?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Code Red is the name of the notification system.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Wait I have another thought, Rev Dill did not know about the Code Red system.

      Since Rev Dill did not know, he could not tell Leslie to ask Andy Brown to put out alert.

      Sure hope the mayor has not spent on the contingency funds in the water/sewer account…sounds like this could be a case to spend some of this money.

      You will remember the water/sewer contingency funds were used to pay Alma Brashear for trail transcripts……cause the transcripts were needed to submit the appeal case. By the way, how is this coming along?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    We need to know at what time today the water became contaminated. This is a real eye opener, if yours were not already open, as to the concern the mayor’s office shows for the citizens of the town. What if this were something more serious than contaminated water? What would they do?

    KNOE Channel 8 was the only news agency notified because they have done no news on the mess in Jonesboro. Channel 10 has investigated the illegal operations of the mayor’s office and reported it to the public. Do we need to wonder why Channel 10 was not also notified?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Dish Network will provide both Channel 8 and Channel 10 news. Direct TV cannot provide both at this time unless something has changed in the past week. PLEASE, in the next emergency, notify both news agencies. Those who could not get Channel 8 could still be in the dark about this situation. Forget the politics and think of the people.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    FYI channel 10 was indeed notified i seen the boil advisory on their channel

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Sure hope Rev Dill remembers this for the next alert. Maybe he is out of office for a few days.

    Water taste bad anyway…..I would boil and then filter!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    First of all, this is a boil advisory not an order. The advisory was issued because of the drop in water pressure not because of contaminates in the line. This has become the new procedure for water systems for pressure drop.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Thanks….sounds like you are in the know of TOJ information.

      Do you know what Rev Dill’s job is?

      Do you know why Leslie does not have decals on the TOJ auto?

      Do you know why the water/sewer money was used to pay Alma Brashear?

      Do not want to over load you with questions….thanks again.

      • Anonymous # 49 Says:

        1. Anything the mayor ask of him 2. He forgot to put them back on when he got back from wherever. 3. Because the transcription contained so much sh**.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Would someone tell us what kind of lines they are putting in all around town?

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I still have seen no answer to the question of why the Sheriff’s office was not notified, so this information could be put on Code Red. Whether this is ever answered or not, it is important that the next time anything happens that the public should be urgently notified of, the Sheriff’s office is advised as soon as possible. This transcends any personal feelings that the mayor or anybody else in town government has toward any of these persons or groups.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Maybe the Town officials will keep these suggestions in mind when the boil advisory is lifted. We will have another chance to see whether they are interested in what anybody else thinks.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Doubtful …..Leslie will whine and complain…no one called him and asked about all these lies about the water system and alert.

      Which neighborhood was the line in? Sure hope they can not claim it was racist!

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Funny….I bet the Mayor will be looking to purchase the TOJ a code red system….

    Did you call the Town Hall and ask? I am telling you, the Rev Dill will have the answer for you

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Bet those employees at the TOJ Hall have stocked up on bottled water with the Town’s money….and wait, they will carry it home with them.

    Check it out….lets see….petty cash or Town of Jberry’s debit card?

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I realize that Code Red is for the entire parish, and this concerned mainly the citizens of the Town of Jonesboro, but a Code Red message could be sent to all parish subscribers saying that a boil advisory had been issued for Jonesboro, or had been lifted. I am sure those in other parish towns would not mind getting this information, as they may have friends or relatives in Jonesboro who did not receive it, either because they are not on Code Red or were away from a phone.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    I did an unofficial survey of several dozen people to see how many of them received the boil advisory from KNOE-TV. Only three of them did. The rest received it several hours or even the next day, by someone who had seen it on TV calling them, seeing it on the LPNO website, or a variety of other means. Almost all of them had Code Red, and would have received notice much sooner than they did had it been placed on it. I can think of no reason why it should not be done the next time. I suppose it is possible the Town officials just did not think of it this time. How about you? Would you have received it sooner that way?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Word of mouth seems to be the way that most people I know were notified about the situation. Only one friend saw it on Channel 8 news. TOWN OF JONESBORO LEARN TO USE CODE RED! Its purpose is to advise people of any emergency, weather or danger. Surely you people can at least notify someone else to alert the public.

    • help me help me Says:

      An advisory is not an emergency that should be part of Code Red. If they start announcing stupid crap like that then no one will want to be part of it. What next? A pussy cat is stuck in a tree on 167 or my granny lost her teeth on Beech Springs. Give us a break!

  18. sunrisesunset Says:

    They may be fiber optic lines. Do not know for sure, but I do know a company is putting them in all along the highway to Ruston. That’s what I have been told. But, you may be asking about something else.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    I called town of jonesboro at 4:00 to see how much longer and their reply was “don’t know”

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Anonymous of 9-28 @ 8:08 a.m. gives some of the reasons for the boil advisory being issued: advisory, not an order; because of drop in water pressure, not possible conamination; and it is the “new procedure.” All of this is the type of double-talk we have been getting from Town Hall for the past five years. None of this matters. The bottom line is to use all types of vehicles to let the most persons know of an impending danger, and to take precautions to prevent it: Code Red, TV stations, Lincoln Parish Online, or even the Fount if they think enough people watch it to make it worthwhile.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    I am not feeling well today. Any body else got a tummy ache from the water?

    Maybe we can do a class action suit…..what you think?

    I am also feeling a little scared and nervous due to the water line problem….will I get more money?

  22. Anonymous Says:

    The one positive I can see is that the state Dept. of Health will have to certify that the water is safe before the advisory is lifted. Would not want to trust that to the Town of Jonesboro. This info was on the KNOE TV website.

  23. John Q Says:

    Well they hit another line today close to the same spot they hit yesterday. Looks like the advisory will continue. Do you think the TOJ will pro rate my bill???

    • Anonymous Says:

      Who is doing the “hitting”? TOJ worker…the dog catcher….the mule driver…..S Bar S?

  24. Anonymous Says:

    Wow! Alot of this seems very childish! These replies remind me of the things some of the inmates that we house at our facility would say. I know there has been alot going on about the mayor but, are you really concerned about the safety with the water or just trying to find another way to bash the mayor? I agree I got the warning the next day after I had haved low water pressure almost all evening from the previous day. Stop talking about and do something about it.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Please give us more advise as to your “do something about it”.

      What do you recommend?

      Sometimes, when things are bad (and they are bad at Jonesboro), humor (childish) helps. It is certainly a better outlet than becoming angry.

      The form of venting on this blog may help some….even if you deem it childish.

      Again, provide the “something” you mentioned that John and Jane Q. Public are able to participate in.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    has it been lifted yet or does anyone know? didnt see anything on the news

  26. Anonymous Says:

    Your taxes will be increased to cover these problems.

    Not your water bill though….only want the land owners to pay.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    We finaly got the word on LPNO that it has been lifted. Don’t know how much longer it will take the Town of Jonesboro to notify people. Maybe it will be on the 5 p.m. KNOE-TV news like the boil advisory was. OK, I am doing something about it, how about you?

  28. Anonymous Says:

    If the boil advisory was rescinded by the Jonesboro Water System, why haven’t the Joneboro citizens been advised by the Town?

    • Anonymous Says:

      If you want to know, call Rev Dill…he knows the answer you seek.

      Stop trying to make this sound like a drama….it ain’t….all is well and will continue to be well.

      Stop complaining!

  29. Anonymous Says:

    We resent the inference that “help me help me” made in comparing the possible hazards of water contamination to hundreds or even thousands of people to a “cat in a tree” or “granny losing her teeth.” Yes, this was an advisory to give people a chance to do something to prevent possible damage. That is exactly what a weather alert is, even though only a small percentage of them actually cause damage. Some of the town administration’s supporters attempt to minimize any criticism of their actions or inaction, but we do not plan to “stop complaining” or making efforts to correct the situation.

    • Anonymous Says:

      All you have to do is call the Town Hall…..when you need information, they you can call all your peeps that you care about.

      Survival mood….save those you love and care about….you are fine.

      Stop criticizing the Town Hall. The Town Hall is your town hall….there for you…go visit and get your answers. Come to the meetings and speak up with your questions.

      Want to correct something, correct your attitude toward the Mayor and his supporters.

  30. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for your helpful (?) suggestions, but we have seen what happens when a citizen asks questions at the Town Council meetings.

  31. Anonymous Says:

    To Anonymous 9/30 @ 8 a.m: You seem to be using Lincoln Parish News Online a good bit. Is that because you can’t get answers from Rev. Dill and Town Hall and have to go here to get them?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Exactly….we need to keep the phone ringing off the hook…get some answers.

      Also, as you drive by, stop in and ask questions.

      Post your findings…everyone will be surprised.

  32. sunrisesunset Says:

    Anyone should be allowed to ask whatever question they may have for the mayor and council without being asked to leave or sit down. It’s called “freedom of speech”. Just because THEY do not like a certain question being asked does not give them a reason for shutting the questioner up. I hope Mr. Allen is still going to the council meetings and asking whatever question he feels he needs answered.

    I wish you all the best of luck with the petitions on Thompson and his side-kick, DA Stewart. Get the ball rolling for us, please!

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