Statement from MS State Department of Health:
The Mississippi State Department of Health is issuing a Boil-Water Alert for customers who receive their drinking water from the City of Horn Lake  water supply located in Desoto County.
Customers who receive their drinking water from the Horn Lake Water Association are not effected.
This affects approximately 12,313 customers in the area.
Water sampling showed the presence of E. coli. bacteria.
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.