MT. PLEASANT, Tenn. – A boil water notice is in effect for the next 24 hours for Mt. Pleasant residents as a precaution.
Mt. Pleasant Public Works Director Bobby Nutt said the water has appeared cloudy because filters could not effectively filter the water from recent rain. An alarm that usually alerts to high turbidity did not go off, so workers began flushing the system out.
Nutt said the problem should be fixed, but the boil order remains in effect for approximately 24 hours as a safety precaution.
Residents are urged to boil all water before drinking it, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food. Boiling will kill the bacteria and other organisms in the water.
Officials said turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.