Hundreds need to boil water in Hancock County

By WLOX Staff

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - More than 800 people in Hancock County are under a boil water notice. Monday, there was an electrical failure at the main water plant, which caused the entire system to lose pressure. Whenever pressure is lost, contaminates can enter the water supply.

Most of the area impacted is east of Highway 603 in the unincorporated areas of Hancock County. But anyone who gets their water from the Hancock County Water and Sewer District must boil their water before consuming it.

Officials are putting notices out to inform people in the affected area. Testing will begin Tuesday to determine when the boil order will be lifted.

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