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Boil water notice lifted for Flowood

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has lifted the state imposed boil-water notice for the City of Flowood’s surface water system. This has been done in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Revised Total Coliform Rule. MSDH officials have confirmed that appropriate disinfection is in place and that the samples taken from the distribution system are clear. These same criteria were used to lift the notice for the City of Jackson on Friday.

Here are some recommended actions that residents and businesses can take after a boil-water notice is lifted:

Flush faucets for a total of ten (10) minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing.

For example:

  • 1 faucet — run for 10 minutes
  • 2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes
  • 3 faucets — run each for 3-4 minutes
  • Flush any faucet a minimum of two (2) minutes to ensure clearing of the line serving the faucet.

Also follow these precautions:

  • Discard any drinks, ice, food, etc, made during the boil-water alert.
  • Rewash any food or drink contact items (knives, forks, plates, etc.) with “cleared” system water.
  • Check water filters (in faucets, refrigerators and elsewhere) and replace if necessary.
  • Run dishwasher through a cycle or two before washing dishes.

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