Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??



1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family




However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 

[BOIL WATER LIFTED ALL IS GOOD] Langlois Water update as of 3:15 Pm 30 Nov 23

Langlois Water update as of 315 Pm 30 Nov 23. The water system is flushed and cleared from the shutoff in the line to the water plant. The plant continues to make water. We are at 1/3 of capacity now. With the flushing and community use it's going to take a while to catch up. The coliform test is submitted to McGowan Clinical Lab. They said they will have the results back to us by 2pm tomorrow. I asked for expedited results if possible due to our situation. They said they would try.

Bottom line, the water is on, it will take some time for the folks at higher elevation to receive water again. It is a gravity fed system. We are just waiting for the test results and State approval to lift the Boil Water Notice.


-Langlois Water District

From Floras Creek Coffee Co.

Hey now! Just got off phone with Oregon Department of Agriculture and temperatures on Strada espresso machine (200F) and our drip machine (195F) are good to bypass boil notice when it takes effect. We will be doing more extensive hand washing with utensils when boil notice is on. All good! Dang! We do appreciate the folks that keep our water system up and running, thank you Langois Water District!!

Dan from Langlois commented "We are making water all night tonight and are confident we can perform the flush in the morning."
-- If not, consult your urologist.   Nice one Dan! Read more about [BOIL WATER LIFTED ALL IS GOOD] Langlois Water update as of 3:15 Pm 30 Nov 23

Important notice to Langlois Water District Customers - UPDATE!

The repair to the valve and mainline have been made. A big shout out and thank you to Bandon Water Utilities folks!!
Update. You should all have water available now However, the Boil Water Notice is in effect and we ask you to conserve until tomorrow morning. The mainline was not opened up as part of the repair (they were able to patch it). As with all water systems algae etc. collect inside all pipes, when water pressure is lowered or disrupted it causes those particulates to break free and wash through the system.
The leak was significant enough to pretty much drain the main storage tank before it could be fixed, as a result we must create enough processed water to fill the main storage tank to a level where we can safely flush the whole system. We are making water all night tonight and are confident we can perform the flush in the morning around 8-9 Am. After which all users should run their home systems to ensure clear water is present. Once all water tests results from the established points come back clean and approved, the boil water notice will be lifted by the State at which time we will pass the info to you.
Thank You,
*Important notice to Langlois Water District Customers***
Langlois Water District is addressing a leaking blow out valve on the mainline below the water plant. There is no contamination to the water supply at this point. We are contacting contractors who can repair this valve leak and are awaiting responses from them so we may establish a date and time for repair. Once that is established A temporary shut off of water service will be required with a boil water notice. We will post a hard copy notice at the market, library, post office and office door. Electronic information will be posted through this website and Langlois Water District Thank you.


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