Yokena – Jeff Davis Water District issued a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Warren County.
This affects approximately 100 customers from the intersection of Glass Road and Letourneau Road going south on Glass Road, all of Letourneau Road, including Hwy 61 south from Bodies Drive south to 9220 Hwy 61 south, and the lower portion of Kirkland Road to Cottonwood Drive.
Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a pressure loss due to one or more line breaks caused by storm.The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Town of Utica (MS0250026) water supply located in Hinds County.
This affects 1251 customers in the area.
Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a system wide pressure loss due to a power outage.When a distribution system loses pressure, contaminants can siphon back into the water. Public health officials consider any system that loses pressure contaminated until tests prove otherwise. Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. The water system will be notified when tests show that the water is safe to drink.
Checklist for Safe Water Use DO NOT
- Do not drink tap water while the water system is under a boil water advisory.
- Do not drink from water fountains in parks, public or private buildings that receive water from the affected system.
- Do not use ice unless it has been made with boiled water. Freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria.
- Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks.
- Wash your dishes in boiled water, or use paper plates for the next few days.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water since they may have been exposed to affected water from grocery store sprayers.
- Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.
- Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
- Cook with tap water if the food will be boiled for at least one minute.
- Properly chlorinated water in swimming pools is safe.
- Fish in aquariums are not affected.
- Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing.
- 1 faucet — run for 10 minutes
- 2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes
- 3 faucets — run each for 3-4 minutes
- Discard any drinks, ice, food, etc, made during the boil water notice.
- Rewash any food or drink contact items (knifes, 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.