Harrison County - Tropical Storm Zeta Information
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Purify Your Water If You Have Lost Water Pressure

Harrison County EMA advises citizens to purify water that will be used for drinking, food preparation, cleaning dishes, and bathing if you have lost water pressure at your home.

Boiling method: Bring the water to a rolling boil for three to five minutes. Let it cool before using it.

Disinfection method: Use regular household liquid bleach with 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite. Do not use scented bleaches, colorsafe bleaches, or bleaches with added cleaners.

Add 16 drops of bleach per one gallon of water, stir and let stand for 30 minutes. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat and let stand another 15 minutes.

Do not use iodine or water treatment products.