Wwltv.com is reporting a dangerous brain-eating amoeba has been found in the Terrebonne Parish water system.

Michael Sobert, general manager of Consolidated Waterworks District No. 1 tells WWL they conducted tests on the Terrebonne Parish water system June 20th, and the results have final come in. The results are not what anyone wants to hear, and the Louisiana Dept. of Health reports a brain-eating amoeba called "Naegleria Fowleri" has been found in the water system.

Sobert tells WWL “We would caution the public to refrain from allowing water to enter their nasal passages. The water is safe to drink.”

Officials have reportedly changed chemicals to treat the problem.

Residents can visit www.tpcw.org for more information.

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