Pascagoula schools to resume class Wednesday amid continued boil water advisory

All schools within Pascagoula city limits are being released early Tuesday morning.
All schools within Pascagoula city limits are being released early Tuesday morning.(WRDW)
Published: Apr. 11, 2023 at 9:21 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2023 at 9:30 PM CDT
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) - The city-wide boil water notice issued in Pascagoula Monday is now affecting education and other service areas.

All schools within Pascagoula city limits were released early Tuesday morning. Around 9 a.m., buses started taking students off campuses.

Students will return to class on Wednesday, April 12, with a two-hour delay. Elementary and academy students will report at 9:30 a.m. and secondary students at 10:30 a.m. Students who ride the bus should report two hours later than normal.

The Jackson County Services Complex, home to the tax collector, tax assessor and land records office, was also closed Tuesday. The courthouse, including circuit court, county court, chancery court, district attorney and circuit clerks offices, was closed as well.

The boil water notice was announced Monday after an unidentified large water main leak.

By Tuesday at 9 p.m., the public works department had identified the source of the leak and would begin repairs as soon as possible.

The boil water notice remains in effect until further notice.

Here’s what the Mississippi State Department of Health recommends for those under a boil water notice:

  • 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.

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