Shadow Ridge subdivision under boil water notice

Shadow Ridge subdivision under boil water notice
Residents should boil tap water vigorously for at least one full minute prior to using it for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice, washing raw foods or serving to pets. (Source: Pixabay user Three-Shots)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A boil water notice has been issued for the entire Shadow Ridge subdivision in Hattiesburg.

Officials with the Arnold Line Water Association said a damaged water pipe will be repaired Tuesday, requiring service to 125 homes in the subdivision to be interrupted.

The notice will remain in effect until samples indicate the water is safe to drink.

The Mississippi State Department of Health says you should follow these guidelines if you’re affected by a boil water advisory:

Do Not

  • 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.

Do

  • 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.

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