Update: Sardis water contaminated; Officials warn not to use

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Officials in Sardis, MS are warning residents not to drink the water after, they say, the public water supply was apparently contaminated with anti-freeze and oil leaking from an area business.

Mississippi Health Department officials are now warning that any food or beverages prepared after 5pm on December 21st should be discarded.

Once the do-not-drink order has been lifted, they want residents to use extra care in washing all water lines.

The business, Steelmatic, was reportedly putting in a new coolant system, when something went wrong.  We're told 25 gallons of antifreeze leaked into the water system yesterday.

Authories tell us no one has been injured, but as a preemptive measure, they are urging residents to wait to use the water until it has been tested.  The next tests won't come back until tonight.

Three neighborhoods in particular, Walnut Hill, Fern Hill and Pleasant Grove, as well as Sardis itself, appear to be in the immediate vacinity of the contamination.  Those communities involve about three-thousand people.

Two professional football players, Dwayne Rudd and Deshea Townsend, are bringing 6,000 gallons of bottled spring water.  Both attended South Panola High School.

Stay tuned to WMCTV.COM and Action News 5 for the latest on this developing story.