People are already a bit wary of tap water, but in the case of Sulphur, those worries may be real. According to a City of Sulphur news release, the water 'is of questionable microbiological quality.'


So, if you live in Sulphur, until further notice, be sure to boil any water you intend to consume. It seems that the city is experiencing low water pressure due to a problem with a well.

"Because of these problems, the water produced by our system is of questionable microbiological quality," the city said in a news release. "It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, or rinsing of foods."

Just heating the water to the boiling point is not enough. If you plan to consume the water, you will need to let it come to a full boil and leave it there for at least one minute. Since boiled water can taste a bit it, you can put it in a clean container and shake it for a bit, or pour it back and forth between two containers a few times.

Sulphur will rescind this boil advisory once the state Department of Health and Hospitals is able to verify that the water is safe.