Saturday, August 13, 2022

Precautionary Water Boil Notice Issued for West Oxford

The city government of Oxford issued a precautionary boil water advisory for parts of West Oxford. The warned areas are west of the Jackson Avenue – Highway 6 interchange and south of Woodlawn Drive: all inclusive of Thacker Heighs (Garden Terrance, Eagle Point, and so on), the Links apartments, Tommie Collie Jane Road, and portions of Anderson Road near County Road 165.
Mayor Patterson said, “A contractor last night bumped into a water main line near Highway 6 and ruptured it. We are working tirelessly to repair it.”
Oxford Eagle reported that water samples taken this afternoon indicated the water is fully chlorinated or disinfected. However the city is using every precaution for its citizens on west side of town. The official status of the water will be reported Thursday afternoon.
The boil water notice orders boiling all water for one minute before drinking, cooking and brushing teeth or washing dishes or washing foods. It also advises against using tap water to make ice.
Preliminary samples taken this afternoon indicate that the water is fully chlorinated or disinfected, however, the City wants to use every precaution for its citizens on the west side of town. Official results are expected on Thursday afternoon.
Here is a map of affected areas:
Overview Map-Boil Water staff report

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