As of press time on Tuesday, the City of Greenville is still under a boil water notice.
The notice can be lifted after successful consecutive clean water tests and reporting from the Mississippi Department of Health.
The water was tested on Monday and Tuesday and both samples were submitted to the MDH. The boil water notice can be lifted with state approval.
According to the Mississippi Department of Health, once a water boil notice has been lifted, residents should take the following actions:
- Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing. For example, one faucet should run for 10 minutes; two faucets should run for 5 minutes each; and three faucets should run for 3-4 minutes each;
- 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; and
- Run dishwasher through a cycle or two before washing dishes.