Water alert lifted
Mar 01, 2014 | 3004 views | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Customers with the Boyle-Skene Water Association are no longer under a Boil Water Alert, which was issued by the Mississippi Department of Health on Feb. 27.

The alert affected approximately 4,440 customers.

Tests performed by the Mississippi Department of Health Public Health Laboratory indicate the water is now safe to drink.

Water samplings had shown the presence of Total Coliform and E. coli. bacteria.

According to health department, when the boil-water notice is lifted:

* Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing.

Example:

- 1 faucet — run for 10 minutes

- 2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes

- 3 faucets — run each for 3-4 minutes

Flush any faucet a minimum of 2 minutes to ensure clearing of the line serving the faucet.

* Discard any drinks, ice, food, etc, made during the boil water notice.

* Rewash any food or drink contact items (knives, forks, plates, etc.) with "cleared" system water.

* Check water filters (in faucets, refrigerators and elsewhere) and replace if necessary.

* Do not use water from your hot water heater for drinking until several exchanges of the tank have occurred.

* Run dishwasher through a cycle or two before washing dishes.