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Health Alert: Presence of E. coli in Laurel water supply

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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

BOIL WATER ALERT FROM THE MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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

This affects approximately 23,258 customers in the area.

Water sampling showed the presence of E. coli. bacteria.

Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed.  This precaution will last at least two full days and water system officials will be immediately notified when the boil water alert is lifted.