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Parts of Holmes County water alert lifted

HOLMES COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Health officials have lifted parts of a water alert for the West Hill Water Association in Holmes County after determining that their water was not contaminated.

Customers who remain under a "Do Not Use" water alert are those south of U.S. Highway 12, who receive their water from waterlines along Owens Wells Road and Fowler Road.

The MSDH is currently performing additional testing of water samples and will be informing West Hill customers in the affected area as soon as test results show the water is safe to drink.

In addition to sampling and testing, the water system is being flushed to clear any unsafe water from the system. Levels of contaminants are steadily dropping, but customers still affected by the alert should observe the follow precautions:

  • Do not DRINK or BATHE in your tap water until further notice.
  • Take precautions with pets and other animals who consume their water from the West Hills Water Association.
  • Until further notice, use only bottled water for drinking and all other household activities including bathing, laundry, dish washing and cooking.

Sampling and testing can be expected to continue for at least a week.

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