UPDATE: Citywide boil water notice lifted for Pascagoula

Officials say damage to a water pump at one of the City of Pascagoula’s water treatment...
Officials say damage to a water pump at one of the City of Pascagoula’s water treatment facilities triggered the boil water order “out of an abundance of caution.”
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 11:57 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2022 at 7:31 AM CDT
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) - As of Saturday afternoon, officials have lifted the boil water notice for the city of Pascagoula.

On Friday, Pascagoula officials said repairs to a damaged water pump at one of the city’s water treatment facilities were complete.

The boil water order was issued around noon Thursday “out of an abundance of caution.” Officials say as soon as a treatment sample comes back clear, the boil water notice will be lifted.

For now, city officials urge residents to follow boil water notice guidelines from the Mississippi Department of Health, which are listed below:

  • Do not drink tap water.
  • Do not use ice made from recent tap water.
  • Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks.
  • Cook with tap water ONLY if food is boiled for at least one minute.
  • Wash dishes, fruits and vegetables in boiled water or water that has been disinfected with bleach. Using your home dishwasher is not recommended.
  • Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
  • Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.
  • Wash laundry as usual. Laundry washed in hot or cold water is safe.

For instructions when disinfecting water and what to do when the notice is lifted, visit the guidelines.

WLOX News will update this story as updates become available.

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