Matthews Moss Water Association under boil water advisory

Matthews Moss Water Association under boil water advisory
Boil water graphic/Photo credit: WDAM

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Customers of the Matthews Moss Water Association in Jones County are under a boil water advisory.

Officials with the water association said the advisory was issued after a line sprung a leak Tuesday. They said some customers may still be without water.

Officials said 375 customers are affected by the boil water advisory.

Here's a checklist for safe water use from the Mississippi State Department of Health:

  • 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.