LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A boil water advisory is in effect for more than 360 households in Laurel.
According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, the areas affected include:
- 59 residences on Indian Springs Rd.
- 12 residences on Fant Dr.
- 7 residences on Hurst Dr.
- 15 residences on Sheppard Dr.
- 19 residences on Loverýs Lane
- 6 residences on Baker Dr.
- 5 residences on Best Dr.
- 37 residences on Palmer Rd.
- 10 residences on Burnt Bridge Rd. South of Pruett Rd.
- 12 residences on William Pruitt Rd.
- 6 residences on Sanderson Rd.
- 7 residences on Bimaka Dr.
- 2 residences on Management Rd.
- 5 residences on Business Dr.
- 11 residences on Scoggins Rd.
- 5 residences on Carney Dr.
- 1 residence on Fastener Dr.
- 2 residences on Service Dr.
- 14 residences on Pendorff Rd.
- 130 residences on Ellisville Blvd, from Warehouse Dr. To Management Dr.
MSDH said Wayne Farms, Sanderson Farms, and Howard Industries are not included in the boil water advisory.
Here is a health department checklist you should follow if you are under a boil water advisory:
- Do not drink tap water while the water system is under a boil water advisory.
- Do not drink from water fountains in parks, public or private buildings that receive water from the affected system.
- Do not use ice unless it has been made with boiled water. Freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria.
- Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks.
- Wash your dishes in boiled water, or use paper plates for the next few days.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water since they may have been exposed to affected water from grocery store sprayers.
- Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.
- Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
- Cook with tap water if the food will be boiled for at least one minute.