Approx. 1,000 Hinds Co. customers under boil water notice

Boil water advisory
Boil water advisory(MGN)
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 11:33 AM CST
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HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - Approximately 1,000 customers in Hinds County are under a boil water notice.

On Monday, the Mt. Olive Water Association issued a boil water alert for customers after line breaks caused a systemwide loss in water pressure.

The notice includes many customers in the Bolton area.

“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,” according to a notice found on the Mississippi Department of Health’s website.

Customers are urged to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for drinking, brushing their teeth, or cooking.

Customers will be notified when the boil notice is lifted.

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