Boil water alert lifted in Brandon | Home & Garden
The boil water alert issued Tuesday for the City of Brandon has been lifted.
Tests indicate the water is now safe to drink.
About 750 residents who receive drinking water from the city's supply were affected by this alert.
It affected customers in the Corner Stone Subdivision and the eastern portion of Ambiance Subdivision.
The Mississippi Department of Health recommends the following when a boil water notice is lifted:
- Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing.
- 1 faucet — run for 10 minutes
- 2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes
- 3 faucets — run each for 3-4 minutes
- 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 (knifes, 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.
- Run dishwasher through a cycle or two before washing dishes.