Friday, October 23, 2015

Jackson issues water conservation notice

The city of Jackson issued the following press release:

Water Conservation Advisory for the City of Jackson

The City of Jackson requests customers of the city's drinking water service area to conserve water and where possible limit use to critical needs as water personnel address water loss related to water main breaks. Customers are being asked to conserve water until further notice.

Customers are asked to eliminate nonessential uses of water, which include the following:
•          The use of hoses, sprinklers or other means for sprinkling or watering of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or other vegetation.
•          The use of water for washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer houses or other type of mobile equipment.
•          The washing of streets, driveways, parking lots, service station aprons, office buildings, exterior of homes, sidewalks, apartments or other outdoor surfaces.
•          The operation of an ornamental fountain or other structures making a similar use of water.
•          The use of water for filling swimming or wading pools.

The city greatly appreciates your assistance in ensuring that all customers will continue to receive safe, adequate and reliable water service. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 601.960.2723 or601.960.1777.
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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

While hundreds of hydrants run wide open all over the city.

Anonymous said...

5:28 pm Where? Name even 5 locations. Take photos on your cell.

I think you are hallucinating or else just a jerk who makes stuff up.



Anonymous said...

Corner of N. State and Mitchell, Ridge Drive in Woodland Hills, corner of Pleasant and Peach Orchard just to name three. Many others are open and run not for days but for weeks. A water leak at OCR and Crane Blvd has been leaking also for weeks.

Anonymous said...

That's 2 IF I believe you and your credibility is hardly trustworthy at this point .

A water leak isn't hundreds of fire hydrants running wide open.

And Peach Orchard is in Ridgeland.

Anonymous said...

I personally witnessed a fire hydrant open on Henry st (near MDA) that ran for about a month and a half straight. I called the city and told them and nothing happened for a month and a half. I find it hard to care about Jacksons problems.

Anonymous said...

What an ass at 5:24. Must be living in a bunker. There has been one open for going on two weeks right in front of one of the Oxford Houses! Get out of your bunker feeble one and smell some real air.

Anonymous said...

Don't feed the JJ troll @5:24 AM & @8:43 AM.
If you live in Jackson you know the situation
with the open fire hydrants.

Making Popcorn in Madison County said...

Think it's bad now, just wait until the idiots lose the inflow of rankin funds for them to squander. The entire shithole of a City will resemble Haiti in a few years.

Anonymous said...

They MUST wash their "rides" though! Heard on a news broadcast that the Ross Barnett only has enough water to supply Jackson for another 19 months. Nobody will pay attention until they feel "entitled" to their share of the water. It will be too late then. You can't get "entitled" when there's nothing there! LOL

Anonymous said...

Better stop wasting it. The Pearl River above the lowhead dam is almost stagnant. No rain in the watershed for months. And if we don't get some significant rain it's going to get worse. The rez is required to outflow a certain amount for the people downstream and there is nothing replacing the water going over the big dam. Perhaps it's time for Jackson to fund a study. I'm sure there are some consultants needing a check.

Anonymous said...

12:55 pm apparently doesn't understand a drought affect everyone.

And, trolls making up stuff for sure!

Anonymous said...

2:37- I totally understand 2 things:
#1- There has to be water flow coming into the Rez, in order for any to flow out.
#2- And this is a big one. There is no way in hell the majority of Jackson residents will conserve water. They feel "entitled" to the service at discounted or at "no cost" to them rates. According to Stokes, it's their birthright. So when the Rez goes dry, they can drive their rides to wherever, load them buckets (along with MY BUCKETS) with the precious commodity and supply me, too. It will be a small payback for the $5 million per year of Rankin County dollars that they charged and wasted. In the meantime, I'm seriously considering digging a private well. It may go dry at some point in time, but then, Madison and Rankin Counties do take care of their infrastructure, so I'll have a backup plan.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of more than one Habitat for Humanity House I saw decay over the years after being turned over to the owner. You have to pay for upkeep! Who da' thunk it.

Anonymous said...

Habitat homes are ripe for future problems. Everything looks pretty, but a close look shows Appliances are low end quality, garbage disposals are low hp, wood floors are cheap laminates that nobody with kids should even install, shingles have maximum 10 year life or less. Paint is contractor grade, but is not very washable. If somebody really cared about these hones, they would require a Home Owners Warranty be purchased on the property for the 1st five years of ownership. It may cost $500 per year, but repairs are done professionally and only cost $60 or so, for anything. Sorry, if a family can only have the "American Dream" donated to them, there's no way they can afford to buy items for upkeep. You can't complain when you give a child a new bike and he gets hurt....you bought one without brakes....to save money!

Anonymous said...

I am not about to get into the city of Jackson and their water problems, but I will clarify one thing. When a leak is fixed, you must flush in order to get rid of contaminated water. The best way to do this is by opening a fire hydrant. It could be that the open hydrants are being used to flush. Usually 8 hours or so of flushing will do the trick. You must also take water samples and have them tested.

Anonymous said...

Please explain 3:51 PM the hydrants being flushed for days and weeks.

Anonymous said...

This is not 3:51, but I did stay away during my hydrolic dynamics engineering classes where evidently you either slept thru them or spent your time commenting on blog sites along with other idiots. After completing repairs on water lines, the lines have to be flushed of any debris that may have entered, along with any air pockets (essentially they have to burp the pipes).

Just like a month old baby, sometimes those burps come out quickly, but other times you spend an awfully long time patting the back to get the gas out of the innards of the kid. When flushing the water lines, they have to flush the lines generally for a few days but sometimes for weeks.

I am not about to try to defend the 'leadership' of this city - but the managers of the water system actually do a pretty good job trying to keep it operating under some pretty trying conditions, many of which are passed down from above. The fire hydrants that are running are not the problem leading to water conservation but in most cases are part of the solution.

Anonymous said...

I'm 3:51. I will address 4:28's question. Hydrants left on for days or weeks normally signify a screw up. Could be several things

1. Some idiot turned one one for no reason.
2. Someone turned one on to flush and forgot to turn it off.
3. Someone turned one on to flush a leak, then turned it on again 3 weeks later to do the same. Passerby erroneously assumed it was still on from the first time.

Not defending the city of jackson. They are basically run by morons and their infrastructure is horrible. Just saying there may be more to the story. Everyone uses hydrants to flush. It is common practice.

Ask Whitt Hawkins (madison public works director), Mike McCollum (ridgeland public works director), Garry Miller (flowood public works director), Nolan Williamson (runs Bear Creek), John Sigmond (runs PRVWA), or John Wallace (runs Canton Municipal Utilities)

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