Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted

City of Oxford - Sunday, February 11, 2018

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted
Effective immediately, the self-imposed precautionary boil water notice for City of Oxford customers has been lifted. Test results received from the Mississippi Department of Health on fifty samples from across the system confirm the water is properly treated and safe for drinking and other common uses of potable water. Information on what to do when boil water alerts are lifted can be found below.

Now that the precautionary 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 (knives, 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.

The City of Oxford would like to thank all of our customers for their patience during this time. We understand the inconvenience and hardships faced during this precautionary notice. We place the health of our customers above all else and work to maintain a safe water supply for the City of Oxford at all times.

Additional Information
Boil-Water Notices: Precautions to Take