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Jackson remains under a boil water alert

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT)  - Water is flowing throughout the capital city Friday, one day after a massive water line leak.

However, the City of Jackson remains under a precautionary boil water notice Friday morning.

Here's what you should do if you live in Jackson:

Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute.

This is for cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking your medication, brushing your teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food/juices, or feeding your pets.

Jackson residents do not have to boil the water for showers, washing dishes, or washing clothing.

A major water line for Jackson began leaking early Thursday morning at the O.B. Curtis Plant.

Jackson city crews searched throughout the metro Jackson area for hours to discover the cause of the severe loss water pressure.

Around 4:45 Thursday morning, crews found a 54 inch water main had blown it's cap releasing thousands of gallons of water.

City workers will pull 120 water samples Friday from locations around Jackson to send to the Mississippi Health Department.

A mandatory two consecutive days of clear testing is needed in order to lift the current precautionary boil water alert.

Jackson Public Schools' academic summer school programs and summer feeding sites are open Friday.

Friday daycare closures: Seeds Educational Enrichment Center.

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