MS Department of Health issues boil water notice for Nicholson

Published 7:12 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nicholson Water Association is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Pearl River County.

This affects Nicholson Elementary School on 187 Hwy 11 South located in Picayune.

Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a pressure loss due to new line construction.

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When a distribution system loses pressure, contaminants can siphon back into the water.

Public health officials consider any system that loses pressure contaminated until test prove otherwise.

Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed.

The water system will be notified when test show that water is safe to drink.