Water quality report on way to residents

Biloxi residents have known for years that they have some of the lowest water, sewer and garbage rates of any community in the state, and a new report confirms that the city’s drinking water meets or exceeds federal and state requirements.

The city’s Annual Report on the Quality of Drinking Water, a scorecard mandated by the state Department of Health, has been published on the city’s website today. It is being mailed next week to 13,467 water customers and will be published next week in The Biloxi-D’Iberville Press.

The four-page consumer-confidence report provides “detailed information on the quality of water and related services, and determines the overall susceptibility that the source of our water faces from identified potential contaminants.”

Biloxi’s municipal water, by the way, is provided by a series of city-maintained wells throughout the community.

Read the reports: To see the 2017 report, click here. To see an archive of previous reports, click here.


News and notes

Flag flap: Karen L. Brashier, the clerk of the City Council, has forwarded a copy of the resolution asking state leaders to replace the current state flag “with a new flag that represents the great spirit and garners the respect of all of Mississippi’s citizens.” To see the letter and certified copy of the resolution detailing issues with the flag, click here.

Let the games begin: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich threw out the first pitch of the Conference USA baseball championship this morning at MGM Park.  The games began at 9 a.m. with Rice playing Florida Atlantic. To see images from this morning, click here.

See it now, live: ESPN has live online pitch-by-pitch coverage of the games through Sunday afternoon, when the CBS Sports Network takes over. To see the lineup for today, with links to the ESPN live coverage from MGM Park, click here.