Some restaurant owners didn't know about Waveland boil water notice

Some restaurant owners didn't know about Waveland boil water notice

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - A boil water notice affecting the entire City of Waveland forced some restaurants to close on what would be one of their busiest days of the week, but at Tony's Family Restaurant, it was business as usual.

"It's just making it really tough for us, because we had to go out and buy two liters of soda and buy our ice. We got to boil water to do dishes and everything like that. Other than that, we're doing okay," said Anthony Leblanc, who is the manager of Tony's.

While Leblanc says he learned about the notice on the news, just down the street, the owner of Sloppy Dogs was concerned about never receiving a notice.

"Thank God we didn't use water like that, because I think it would have affected our business," said Noah Graves, who is co-owner of Sloppy Dogs.

Graves says in the past, the city or health department would call when a boil water notice had been issued, but this time no one called.

Graves isn't the only one who is claiming to have not gotten a phone call about the notice.

Marion Brokmeier has owned a restaurant in Hancock County for many years, and can't remember a time when a boil water notice was issued and she was not made aware.

"I just wish we would have known, and that way we could have been a lot more careful," said Brokmeier.

According to a press release from the department of health, the boil water notice was issued because a control panel froze due to extremely cold weather, causing system wide pressure loss.

The notice is expected to remain in effect through the weekend.

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