Boil water notice issued for University of Mississippi

Published 9:56 am Saturday, July 14, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi, and anyone who receives water from the school, is under a boil water order.

The Oxford Eagle reports the Mississippi Department of Health issued the notice about 1 p.m. Friday after it found E. Coli bacteria in a water sample. As a result, authorities recommend that any water being used for drinking, cooking or bathing be boiled for at least one minute before consumption.

Health officials said in a news release that the presence of bacteria in the water supply is usually due to a problem with the water treatment process or pipes that distribute the water.

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No timeline has been given for when the notice might be lifted.

The department recommends that any drinks, ice or food made during the boil water notice be discarded.