Boil-Water Alert issued for Oakland Water Works in Adams County

Published 1:28 pm Monday, April 14, 2014

The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the Oakland Water Works water supply in Adams County.

This impacts approximately 897 customers in the area.

A sampling showed the presence of total coliform bacteria in the drinking water.

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Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed.

This precaution will last at least two full days, and water system officials will be immediately notified when the boil water alert is lifted.