OXFORD, MS (WMC) - Water is now flowing as normal on University of Mississippi's campus in Oxford, MS. Classes will resume at 1 p.m. A boil-water alert remains in effect for anyone who uses the university's water supply.
The campus was closed until noon on Monday, Feb. 2, due to a loss of water pressure.
Any water that does come from the system should be boiled for at least one minute before being used or consumed. People using the university's water supply includes all campus buildings, residence halls, office buildings, academic buildings, and athletic venues.
Here are some tips from University of Mississippi when it comes to the boil-water alert:
Do not drink tap water while the water system is under boil water advisory.
Do not drink from water fountains in parks or public/private buildings that receive water from the system.
Do not use ice made from water today. Freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria.
Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices or fountain soft drinks.
Do not use tap water to make tea or coffee unless the brewing process brings the water to a boil for at least one minute.
Wash your dishes in boiled water, bottled water, or use paper plates for the next few days.
Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water.
Wash your hands and bathe as usual.
Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.
Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
Cook with tap water if the food will be boiled for at least one minute.
Bringing water to a rolling boil for one minute will destroy all major types of harmful bacteria.
And remember, fish in aquariums are not affected.