Boil water notice issued for entire city of Rolling Fork - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Boil water notice issued for entire city of Rolling Fork

Boil water notice issued for Rolling Fork; Source: WLBT archives Boil water notice issued for Rolling Fork; Source: WLBT archives
ROLLING FORK, MS (WLBT) -

A boil water notice has been issued for the city of Rolling Fork.  Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a system wide pressure loss due to a malfunction at the well.

This affects 2,446 customers in Sharkey County.

This precautionary boil-water alert is for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply in Sharkey County.

When a system loses pressure like this, contaminants are able to siphon back into the water, making it more dangerous to drink.

Public health officials consider any water system that loses pressure like this contaminated until tests prove it is safe.

Health officials urge the public to boil their water vigorously for one minute before it is consumed.

We will update you when the water is safe to drink.

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