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Boil-Water Alert for Pontotoc County
Curtis Sudduth Mobile Home Park
The MS State Department of Health is issuing a precautionary Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the mobile home park owned by Curtis Sudduth on 411 Swords Lane in Pontotoc County, MS. This affects approximately 30 mobile homes.
Because your water wells have not been approved by the MS State Department of Health, we cannot be sure that your water meets federal and state safe drinking water standards. This alert will remain in effect indefinitely. Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. You will be notified when the alert is lifted. Please check www.HealthyMS.com for updates.
Checklist for Safe Water Use
Do not drink tap water while the water system is under a boil water advisory.
Do not drink from water fountains in parks, public or private buildings that receive water from the affected system.
Do not use ice unless it has been made with boiled water. Freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria.
Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks.
Wash your dishes in boiled water, or use paper plates for the next few days.
Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water since they may have been exposed to affected water from grocery store sprayers.
Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.
Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
Cook with tap water if the food will be boiled for at least one minute.
Properly chlorinated water in swimming pools is safe.
Fish in aquariums are not affected.
Bringing water to a rolling boil for one minute will inactivate all major types of harmful bacteria.
When your boil-water notice is lifted:
Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing. 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 2 minutes to ensure clearing of the line serving the faucet.
Discard any drinks, ice, food, etc, made during the boil water notice.
Rewash any food or drink contact items (knifes, forks, plates, etc.) with "cleared" system water.
Check water filters (in faucets, refrigerators and elsewhere) and replace if necessary.
Do not use water from your hot water heater for drinking until several exchanges of the tank have occurred.
Run dishwasher through a cycle or two before washing dishes.
MSDH Bureau of Public Water Supply: Melissa Parker, 601-576-7518 (8am - 5pm) Epidemiology hotline: 601-576-7400 (24 hours) Press Contact: Office of Communications, 601-576-7667 (8am - 5pm)
After hours or during emergencies, call 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948) for media inquiries