Boil Mound Bayou water
Jan 23, 2014 | 769 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mound Bayou has been placed under a Boil Water Alert, according to Mound Bayou Public Works Director Matthew Cleveland.

“We had to repair a leak and powered down the system,” said Cleveland, adding this automatically requires an alert. “We are sending samples to Jackson now.”

Checklist for Safe Water Use

DO NOT

* 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.

DO

* 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.

AND REMEMBER:

* 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:

o 1 faucet — run for 10 minutes

o 2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes

o 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 (knives, 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.