A couple of neighborhoods and a shopping area in West Hattiesburg are under a boil water advisory following a water line break on Christmas Day.
Officials with the West Lamar Water Association tell us the line break on Hwy. 98 near Heritage United Methodist Church has been repaired, and water samples have been sent to the Mississippi State Department of Health for testing.
The samples must test clear of any bacteria before the boil water advisory can be lifted.
The water district says the areas affected include Orleans Park, the Backwater subdivision, and Woodstone Plaza and subdivision.
About 150 homes are affected by the advisory. Any customers under the advisory should boil tap water for at least one minute before consuming.
Here's a checklist for safe water use from the MSDH: