- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Officials in Vicksburg say it may be the end of the week before the city’s tap water will be declared safe to drink.

The city water system had been shut down since 11 a.m. Wednesday when city workers discovered a leak in the main waterline. The Vicksburg Post reports (http://bit.ly/2r6Ij7S ) the leak forced employees at the city water treatment plant to shut down the plant’s main valve to prevent backflow into the system

Repairs have been made and workers were taking steps to restore water pressure during the weekend. But chlorine will have to be added to the system to purify the water. And, it the water will have to be tested by the Mississippi Department of health.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com

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