- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

MONROE, La. (AP) - The Greater Ouachita Water Co. says it has started a chlorine burn for the North Monroe Water System to clean out the water distribution system after state health regulators found a deadly amoeba in it.

Adding extra chlorine to the drinking water kills any Naegleria fowleri amoeba remaining in the system. State health officials approved the official start of the 60-day chlorine burn on Tuesday.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/1YG0TMs ) Greater Ouachita Water Co. hired Corona Environmental Consulting to collaborate with Severn Trent Services staff to improve operations and manage the chlorine burn, and installed additional chlorine booster stations to convert the chloramine residual received from water supplied by the city of Monroe and maintain chlorine concentrations throughout the system.

The North Monroe system serves about 8,400 residents along U.S. 165.

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