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Boil Advisory Issued For Pisgah
Posted: 01/10/2014
PISGAH – Pisgah in Harrison County issued a boil advisory early this evening after a complete pressure loss throughout the water distribution occurred last night. A electrical contact on one of the pumps tripped out and prevented the wells from turning on.  

The electrical problem has been repaired and pressure has been restored, but the drop that occurred in water pressure could possibly allow bacteria to enter the drinking water.

As a precaution, the city and DNR recommend residents boil water used for drinking and cooking, or use bottled water until test results for bacteria come back clean. Two sets of samples are required so it will be Sunday before the city is affirmed that the water is safe to drink.

Residents should bring water to a boil, boil it for one minute and let it cool before using it for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food.  Tap water can be used for bathing and similar uses.

Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms. Bacteria in the water may pose greater health risks for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.  

Find more information at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 800-427-4791.

The city or DNR will notify residents when the water is safe to drink.