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The City of Bossier City has been notified by the Louisiana Department of Health that the samples collected from the Bossier Water System on January 7, 2019 tested negative for active Naegleria fowleri amoeba which indicates that no amoebas are present or growing.
However, DNA from the Naegleria fowleri amoeoba was detected at one sample site, TCR-089 (Lantana Lane).
Although no active Naegleria fowleri amoebas were detected in the samples, the water system will remain on free chlorine for disinfection until all sample sites are also negative for the DNA.
The LDH is conducting follow-up testing. Additional water samples were taken by LDH on January 23, 2019. Those results are expected to be reported on or around February 1, 2019.
Bossier City’s Water System will continue to perform enhanced distribution system monitoring and disinfection until confirmation that all Naegleria fowleri DNA has been eliminated.