Boil water notice issued for town of Richton

Boil water notice issued for town of Richton
Boil water graphic/Photo credit: WDAM

RICHTON, MS (WDAM) - The public water system for the town of Richton has issued a boil water notice for its customers.

According to a press release, this affects about 1,068 customers in the area.

Water system officials reported that a system-wide pressure loss because of an equipment malfunction. Officials notified the Mississippi Department of Health. When this happens, contaminants can siphon back into the water.

According to the press release, health officials recommend that all water be boiled for one minute before it's consumed.