Boil alert for the City of Oxford

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Oxford, Miss — The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a boil-water alert for the City of Oxford.

According to the State Department’s website, the alert comes after a waterline break was reported in the city’s public water system.

While under this advisory, residents are asked to do the following:

  • Do not drink from the tap while the water system is under a boil water advisory.
  • Avoid drinking from water fountains in parks, public or private buildings that receive water from the city’s water system.
  • Do not use ice unless it has been made from boiled water. Freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria.
  • Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices or fountain soft drinks.

Health officials advise that residents should bring water to a rolling boil for one minute. This will kill off any harmful bacteria.

For more information on this boil-water advisory, click here.

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