Boil Water Alert – 3-25-2015

BOIL WATER ALERT LIFTED FOR CUSTOMERS IN SPEERS CROSSING, CORNERSTONE, ORCHARDVIEW SUBDIVISIONS, AND THE PORTION OF AMBIANCE SUBDIVISION THAT IS SERVICED BY BRANDON. Local officials lifted the boil water notice for people who get drinking water from the CITY OF BRANDON located in RANKIN COUNTY. Users were first advised to boil their drinking water on March 25, 2015, when the system lost pressure due to a company hitting the city water main while performing a road bore. The areas affected were along Highway 471 from Value Road to Luckney Road, and also Orchardview Subdivision, Speers Crossing Subdivision, Cornerstone Subdivision and the portion of Ambiance Subdivision that is serviced by the City of Brandon. Multiple samples analyzed by the Mississippi State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory indicate the water now meets the standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act.     BOIL WATER ALERT – FOR WATER CUSTOMERS IN SPEERS CROSSING, CORNERSTONE, ORCHARDVIEW SUBDIVISIONS, AND THE PORTION OF AMBIANCE SUBDIVISION THAT IS SERVICED BY BRANDON. Local officials today issued a precautionary boil water notice for customers who get their drinking water from the CITY OF BRANDON located in RANKIN COUNTY. Darion Warren, spokesperson for the water system, stated this precautionary action was necessary because the system lost pressure due to a company hitting the city water main while performing a road bore. This affects approximately 609 customers along Highway 471 from Value Road to Luckney Road, and also Orchardview Subdivision, Speers Crossing Subdivision, Cornerstone Subdivision and the portion of Ambiance Subdivision that is serviced by the City of...

Fatal Accident on Marquette Road in Brandon Update– 8-16-2014

Brandon, Mississippi – Brandon Police Department has identified the victim in this mornings wreck on Marquette Road as Clarence Honer Jr., age 22, of Jackson.       At 6:43 AM Brandon Police Department was dispatched to a single vehicle wreck on Marquette Road between Highway 18 and the General Motors facility.       Brandon Police Department arrived on scene to a single vehicle accident involving a box truck. Initial reports indicate that the driver appeared to have left the roadway and struck a power line. The driver of the box truck died on scene.       Brandon Police Department Investigators and the Rankin County Coroner are continuing their investigation. Marquette Road is now reopened to traffic.   Brandon PD Press Release (PDF)...

Fatal Accident on Marquette Road in Brandon – 8-16-2014

Brandon, Mississippi – At 6:43 AM Brandon Police Department was dispatched to a single vehicle wreck on Marquette Road between the General Motors facility and Brown Bottling Group.   Brandon Police Department, upon arriving on scene, witnessed a single vehicle accident involving a box truck. Initial reports indicate that the driver appeared to have left the roadway and struck a power line. The driver of the box truck died on scene.   Brandon Police Department Investigators and the Rankin County Coroner are currently on scene determining the cause of death.   The name of the victim is being withheld at this time until next of kin has been notified.    BPD Press Release (PDF)...

8/9/14 – Boil Water Notice

***Attention Central and East Brandon Water Customers*** The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the City of Brandon water supply located in Rankin County. This affects approximately 6,500 customers on the east side of the water system including Los Parrilleros Restaurant and all customers east of Brandon Police Department on Highway 80. This also includes all of Marquette Road and all customers south of the railroad intersection on Highway 18. The alert includes the downtown area and all customers east of downtown. Sampling showed the presence of total coliform bacteria in the drinking water. Health officials strongly recommend that all water be boiled vigorously for one minute before it is consumed. This precaution will last at least two full days and water system officials will be immediately notified when the boil water alert is lifted. Areas affected include, but not limited to: HighPointe Apartments Easthaven Legacy Belle Oak Bella Vista Stonebridge Sunchase Towne Station Cornerstone Speers Crossing Grandeur Orchardview Cannon Ridge Centre Pointe Hastings Lennox Provonce Glen Arbor Edgewood College Street Downtown Brandon Louis Wilson Drive Sunset Drive Jasper Street Ambiance (Brandon customers only) Pecan Ridge Please note that this does not affect the Crossgates area. Presence of total coliform bacteria The United States Environmental Protection Agency sets drinking water standards and has determined that the presence of total coliform is a public health concern. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other potentially harmful bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a...

Water Advisory

From the Public Works Department explaining today’s events. Due to below freezing temperatures, the automatic system for the water wells shut down causing temporary loss of water pressure. The water wells have been turned to manual controls at this time. The city has spoken to the Health Department and this does not affect the water quality. Thank you for your patience with us as we strive to provide the best quality water services possible to our...

Winter Weather Alert

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