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Citywide discolored water alert issued for Jackson

Health officials say no boil water alert is in effect, and the water is safe to drink. Health officials say no boil water alert is in effect, and the water is safe to drink.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A discolored water alert has been issued for the City of Jackson water system.

The Mississippi Department of Health reports the water system is experiencing a temporary widespread discolored water occurrence in the distribution system.

Health officials say no boil water alert is in effect, and the water is safe to drink.

However, residents are advised to avoid using washing machines and dishwashers until the water clears to prevent discoloring clothes, washing machines and dishwashers.

The City of Jackson is providing Red-B-Gone to customers to remove stains from white clothes and plumbing fixtures when requested.

City crews are flushing lines to remove the discolored water.

For more information, call the city's action line at 311 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After 5 p.m. during the week and on weekends, call 601-960-1875.

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