Jackson County Water Utility issued a boil water advisory Tuesday for customers in the west central part of Jackson County.
The advisory is the result of an outage that occurred Tuesday in the Norman and Zelma areas, according to a news release from the Brownstown-based utility.
That advisory affects customers along county roads 1100W and 1200W and State Road 58 in Jackson County and on Powerline and Backcreek roads and Alissa Lane in Lawrence County.
Water service has been restored, but customers in affected areas are advised to boil all water vigorously for at least five minutes before drinking or using it for food preparation.
Boiling water prior to use for other purposes is not necessary as long as the water is not consumed, the utility said.
The advisory will remain in effect until the water company can confirm through testing of the water that bacteria is not present. It is anticipated testing will be completed within three days.
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