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Boil Order Issued For Norman And Zelma
Updated May 5, 2013 1:08 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(UNDATED) - Jackson County Water Utility has issued a precau­tionary boil water advisory - the second in less than two weeks - for residents in the west central part of the county.

Utility manager Darrell Baker reported an outage Wednesday morning as a re­sult of a broken water pipe.

"It's a situation that hap­pens," he said. "When the temperature changes, the ground moves, and you will have that."

The area affected begins at the junction of County Road 325N and County Road 1100W and goes north to include the area around Norman in Jackson County and around Zelma in the northeastern part of Lawrence County.

Baker said service was quickly restored, but he ad­vised customers to boil water vigorously for at least five minutes before drinking or using for food preparation.

Boiling water is not neces­sary for other purposes, such as washing clothes or bath­ing, he said.

The advisory will be in ef­fect until the utility has com­pleted testing on the water to make sure bacteria is not present.

Baker said testing is ex­pected to take three days, at which time customers will be advised if further action is necessary.

"We got our first sample (Wednesday), and we should know something by Friday," Baker said.

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