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Boil water advisory for City of Fayette residents

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Sampling showed the presence of total coliform bacteria in the drinking water. Sampling showed the presence of total coliform bacteria in the drinking water.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the City of Fayette water supply located in Jefferson County.

This affects approximately 2,025 customers in the area.

Sampling showed the presence of total coliform bacteria in the drinking water. Residents are urged to boil the water for at least one minute before consuming. The advisory will last at least through Saturday morning and officials will announce when the advisory is lifted.

Once the advisory is lifted, residents should follow these tips:

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.

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