Boil Water Alert in Quitman County

(Quitman County, MS) — Big Field Water Association has issued a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply in Quitman County. Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a system wide pressure loss due to a pump malfunction. Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. It is also not safe to brush your teeth, drink from water fountains that receive water from the affected system, use ice unless it has been made from boiled water or use tap water to make drinks, juices or fountain drinks. The water system will be notified when the water is safe to drink.

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