Boil-Water Alert lifted in Horn Lake - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Boil-Water Alert lifted in Horn Lake

(WMC-TV) - The Boil-Water Alert in Horn Lake has been lifted.

The notice was issued Friday after water sampling showed there was a presence of E. coli bacteria.

The Mississippi State Department of Health has provided steps you should take when your 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 (knifes, 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.

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