Boil water notice lifted in Starkville


A boil water noticed issued for many in Starkville earlier this week has been lifted.

Starkville Utilities General Manager Terry Kemp told the Starkville Daily News the advisory was lifted on Thursday after water sample tests were returned from Jackson.

The boil water notice was issued for Starkville Utilities customers in the Valley Hills subdivision, in addition to Summertree Road, East Garrard Road and Old West Point Road north of Garrard Road.

The broken hydrant was located on East Garrard Road. Once crews began to address the break Monday afternoon, water service was interrupted for many in the area.

Kemp said the failed fire hydrant that sparked the advisory resulted from a broken saddle, which impacted the tap on the hydrant.

"We did find out the tap had been put in in 2005 based on markings, but that's what failed," Kemp said. "We removed that one and replaced that with new parts."

Kemp said Starkville Utilities officials have been flushing the lines since the break on Monday.

"We think most of the brown water issues should be resolved and we apologize for the inconvenience," Kemp said.