Monday, October 12, 2015

No water at Rez

Update: FIXED!!! Boil water notice is now in effect for The Bold New Rez for 48 hours.

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following statement:


Field Line said...

The only answer is above ground piping and distribution systems and sewage systems running all over the entire metro. At least they will afford speed bumps.

Jackson NEEDS New Mayor said...

Maybe they should issue their communiques on napkins like Mayor Phony Yarber. $100 says they fix their leak before Jackson "fixes" the one bubbling from the ground on my street for the past 5 days.

Anonymous said...

Of course, PRVWSD will fix the leaks first. Then, they will send you what has become an average water bill of about $200.00. Mine was $116.00 last month and I moved out 6 weeks ago. The house was on the market and UNOCCUPIED... Take the cost of the water you consume, double that amount and that's your sewer portion. If you water your lawn, you pay sewer for that too! Their solution, install a separate meter for around $700.00 and a sprinkler system for who knows how much. My solution, SELL and move!

Anonymous said...

Sewer charges in Rankin County were originally paid for by the county. When it no longer became economically feasible, the charges were passed to the customer. The high sewer charges are due to what JACKSON charges Rankin County for sewage disposal, which Rankin has no say in the way the money is spent. (Pearl River did have a rate increase of 4% in April 2015, though.) Jackson will lose $5 million in fees when Rankin builds it's own treatment plant, which is why they are taking West Rankin to ccourt. Jackson feels ENTITLED to receive Rankin Money and doesn't want us to build our own, self sustainable sewer plant. Just another case of sewer rats trying to take what doesn't belong to them. Reminds me of roaches and rats grabbing food and carrying it into the walls of "revitalized" homes.

Taking A Leak said...

I would rather they prove I'm running all this irrigation water through the sewer system than me prove I am not. But, that's not the way it is, huh. One fair way to do it (other than me having to pay thousands for another meter and a sprinkler system) would be to give customer rebates, after the fact, when they see consumption jumps in summer months that are obviously people watering lawns and plants.

Anonymous said...

Sewer rates are, and have been since the dawn of time, based on water consumption. For those that use water that does not go into the sewer, the process has been since time immemorial, to install a separate meter. You don't want to do that but want to water your yard, wash your car, or whatever - you pay the sewer fee. Except, of course, for those of you in the 'I'm entitled' sect.

People on the previous post bitching (appropriately) about the 'entitlement' to IPhones stolen from the store. But then here you don't recognize your 'entitlement' to water without paying the cost.

And for those of you that think your sewer fee will disappear if and when the West Rankin system is built - think again. Yes, Jackson is incompetent to operate much of anything, including a sewer system. But with the cost of a new system, built in today's economy, your sewer rates will likely increase, not decrease, with the cost of a new treatment system and rerouting of the collection lines.

And Jackson is not 'entitled' to collect a sewer fee from Rankin as long as it is treating Rankin's shit. They are charging a fee for a service. Rankin officials ain't gonna give it to you for free, so wake up to reality.

Anonymous said...

The extra meter costs $300. If you hire somebody to dig a small trench and connect a few pieces of 1 inch pipe to a $15 spicket, of course it's going to cost thousands! We or should I say friends, helped out (for burgers, beer and bonding) on a Saturday. Cost about $400, including the meter. My water bill is now $60. Sprinkler systems are optional, just move the hoses a few times...the lawn doesn't know the difference.

Anonymous said...

10:52- Of course Rankin residents will be charged and they expect it. We pay for quality utility services, quality fire/police protection, excellent schools, and homes in safe neighborhoods. Most of the time we get our money's worth. At least our sewer costs will go to our county, not to Jacksonians who only know how to beg and steal, because they think their "entitled." LOL It hasn't worked out too well has it.

Taking Another Leak said...

You dunces criticizing the suggested method of rebates and low-balling the actual cost of a meter and piping are just that, dunces. With an acre and a half yard, I'd either need three meters with faucets attached or 800 feet of hose. There is no way in hell one can purchase and install a separate meter for $300 plus the water service would charge extra each month for two meters, reading them and billing them. The rebate suggestion would be simpler, but would require minimal math and a minimal amount of trust in customers, which won't exist.

I feel no entitlement to water. I do, though, feel a bit of angst at paying the sewer fee when the sewer is not used when I water my lawn. See how that works? And if I want to wash my car and water my lawn, whose damned business is that? Mine or yours?

Anonymous said...

The water company does charge twice...for usage on each meter. One is with sewer, the other is without sewer. Any fool knows to fill a pool, water a lawn and wash a car with the 2nd meter. Guess JPS forgot to teach that.

Anonymous said...

The water company does charge twice...for usage on each meter. One is with sewer, the other is without sewer. Any fool knows to fill a pool, water a lawn and wash a car with the 2nd meter. Guess JPS forgot to teach that.

Ripped and Pissed said...

I guess JPS also taught you not to post the same damned message twice. People should not have to install meters and piping systems in order to get what they're paying for and pay for what they're getting. This is just another means for government to rip off citizens. Teach THAT to your JPS neighbors!

Anonymous said...

"People should not have to install meters and piping systems in order to get what they're paying for and pay for what they're getting."
**** if you don't like what you're paying, work around it, legally. My water bill in Flowood is $60-$70. Not everything is the government ripping off people. The ones that get ripped off are the ones who leach off the government, and they get exactly what they deserve. You can't expect to live in safe areas with good schools, not have to worry about sink holes, rodents and sewage in the yard if you depend on any government entity for survival. Those that take no personal responsibility for their plight, blame the government and want more handouts, because it's easier to complain than to personally do something about it. The U.S. government doesn't OWE anyone anything. They give you minimum everything which is what you get when you do nothing for yourself for your entire life.

And, If Nominated ..... said...

9:42.....Thanks for that platform speech. Now, back to the discussion.

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