No E. coli, boil water notice in effect

A boil water notice remains in effect for Biloxi while testing continues. Follow-up test shows no traces of the E. coli bacteria.

A test conducted last week at the Bradford Street well of a raw water sample, one before chemicals are added, showed the presence of E. coli and prompted the boil water alert by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The well has been taken offline and flushed. Follow-up samples at the well have shown no traces of E. coli and continue to show no traces of the bacteria in the water lines which tie together throughout the Biloxi peninsula.

The Bradford Street well is 500 feet deep and has been in operation for more than 40 years. The city monitors drinking water for specific contaminants on a monthly, and often daily, basis. Annually, the city releases a water quality report which reflects its continuing goal of maintaining a safe and dependable supply of water.

The notice has been in effect since Friday and remains in effect for areas south of the bay, from Point Cadet to Debuys Road, until cleared by the state health department.  
See the state health department notice
See the annual water quality reports

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