PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Officials with the Mississippi State Department of Health said a boil water notice has been issued for 500 customers who are served by the Arlington W/A-Hintonville water supply in Perry County.
The health department said the advisory was issued Thursday following a malfunction of chlorination equipment.
Anyone serviced by the Arlington W/A-Hintonville system should boil all water for at least a minute before drinking until the advisory is lifted.
MSDH officials say you should follow these guidelines if you’re affected by a boil water notice:
- 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.