|Public Water System:||The Oaks of Moss Point (0300168)||Located in: Jackson County|
This affects 300 customers who are served by The Oaks of Moss Point water supply located in Jackson County.
The Oaks of Moss Point (0300168) has issued a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Jackson County.
Sampling showed the presence of total coliform bacteria in the drinking water.
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.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency sets drinking water standards and has determined that the presence of total coliform is a public health concern. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other potentially harmful bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems with the treatment process or pipes which distribute the water.
Bringing water to a rolling boil for one minute will inactivate all major types of harmful bacteria.
Flush any faucet a minimum of 2 minutes to ensure clearing of the line serving the faucet.
MSDH Bureau of Public Water Supply: Karen Walters, 601-576-7518 (8am - 5pm). After hours: 769-798-4258
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