Drew water alert ends
Nov 21, 2012 | 1907 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The Mississippi State Department of Health released the boil-water alert yesterday for the city of Drew.

Water from the system is now safe to drink.

The MSDH issued the alert last Thursday after city water officials noted a system wide pressure loss due to one or more line breaks.

The alert impacted approximately 2,349 customers in the area.

Mayor Jeffery Kilpatrick said the recent alert was unrelated to the previous ban, which lasted from June until September, after test samples had revealed the presence of total coliform bacteria within city water wells.

"We had a pipe break in the water line (Thursday) near 1st Street and Green Ave.," said Kilpatrick. "We had to cut the water off for the entire city during repairs, and when you do this, the city has to pass a series of tests to remove the alert."

Kilpatrick said the MSDH requires 10 consecutive clear water samples in two days in order for the alert to be rescinded.

"Our guys did an extremely good job fixing the problem and getting the water back on," added Kilpatrick.