Boil water notice issued

Published 7:00 am Saturday, June 23, 2018

The city of Picayune had issued a boil water notice for residents living near the former Winn Dixie shopping center on Cooper Road.

Public Works Director Eric Morris said the notice was put into effect on June 17. The city expects it be lifted within the next 72 hours, he said. The notice includes all suites within the shopping center building.

Morris said the notice was issued after the city was notified of a water line break on Cooper Road at the Super 8 Motel.

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He said whenever a water system is broken or a scheduled repair is conducted that leads to the system being introduced to the atmosphere, Mississippi Department of Health guidelines require a boil water notice be issued in that particular area.

“It’s a formality that we are obligated to perform and it’s just a precautionary measure,” Morris said.

Water samples from the area will be sent to the lab for testing and as soon as two clear test results are returned the boil water notice will be lifted, he said. ß

Morris said the previous boil water notice issued earlier in June for 110 customers on Highway 43, Cooper Road, Medical Plaza Boulevard, Teddy Lane, Mamie Circle, Crestwood Drive, Ridgewood Lane, Sheppard Boulevard and Waynewood Drive was lifted a few days after it was issued.