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Town of Mt. Olive boil water advisory lifted

Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. (Photo source: WDAM) Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. (Photo source: WDAM)
MT. OLIVE, MS (WDAM) -

As of Feb. 21, the city of Mt. Olive is no longer under a boil water advisory. Residents, who were notified yesterday of the advisory, were asked to boil all of their water for at least one minute before consumption. 

According to officials, residents were issued a notice after a main water line lost pressure. 

In the event of a boil water advisory, the MSDH suggest these safe-water do's and don’ts:

DO NOT

  • Do not drink tap water while the water system is under boil-water notice
  • 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 not necessarily kill harmful bacteria
  • Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices or fountain soft drinks

DO

  • Wash your dishes in boiled water or use paper plates for the next few days
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled 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

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