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Boil Water Alert Issued for Central Rankin County

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RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Central Rankin Water Association issued a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Rankin County.This affects approximately 300 customers on Old Hwy 49 and 469 south and adjoining Roads.

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

When a distribution system loses pressure, contaminants can siphon back into the water. Public health officials consider any system that loses pressure contaminated until tests prove otherwise. Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed.

For safety tips, visit MSDH's website.

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