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Boil-water order lifted for Morgantown area

NATCHEZ — A boil-water order was lifted Thursday for customers on the Oakland Water Works water system in the Morgantown area.

The order was placed on Saturday after a 6-inch fitting on the company’s backup well in the Oakland subdivision blew off, causing all water to be turned off.

David Huber, owner of Oakland Water Works, said after water is turned off the Mississippi State Department of Health requires two days of consecutive clean samples before lifting the order.

“We sent five samples a day on Monday and Tuesday, and we got word back (Thursday) that they passed,” Huber said. “We fixed the fitting after it happened, but anytime you turn the water off, you have to go through all that for safety purposes.”

Residents in the Brookfield and Brooklyn subdivisions were most affected by the boil-water order.