Guntown issues boil water order

CATEGORY: Lee County

AUTHOR: MOULDE

Guntown issues boil water order

GUNTOWN – Residents here were advised to boil their drinking water after the water distribution system lost pressure Wednesday.

Mayor E.E. Herring said the affected area covers state Highway 145 South and Long Street in the west.

Health officials fear that contaminants may have seeped into the system when pressure inside the line fell. Officials must conduct several days of tests to determine if the water is clean before lifting the boil order.

Officials said residents should vigorously boil any water to be consumed for at least one minute before using.

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