Saturday, March 11, 2017

Water restored.

Water has been restored in Jackson.  Thanks to everyone who made this happen a day ahead of schedule.  Good job. 

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

So this cost $92 million?

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the City and its contractors that fixed the pipe ahead of schedule. Also props to the City workers who kept us informed through social media the Code Red system.

Anonymous said...

Gotta give mayor credit. Good job all around by all. A faint pulse has been detected. Game ain't over just yet.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? I only eat at Olive Garden in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Give a big hand to private enterprise. Where if you don't succeed, you go hungry. I emailed Tony Yarber many times last year and we discussed the benefits of subbing out certain aspects of maintenance and it would be cheaper. And, give it to qualified contractors, not just because of color of skin. This current situation shows that it can be done more efficiently than using city employees. Out here in the private world we have to make things happen.

Anonymous said...

All the Jackson haters can go to hell, or Madison whichever comes first in the descent into madness.

Pappy Odaniel said...

My understanding is testing is not complete. Wouldn't be spiking the football on this one just yet. This is a major repair job done in a very short time frame under a lot of pressure. Hopefully it's all good.

Anonymous said...

And where does Madison send its poop?

Anonymous said...

Come on people. That's the oldest trick in the book. Project a finish time well beyond how long it will take to finish and when you fix it ahead of tome people think you did a great job. Power companies do this all the time. Your power will be restored in 6 hours. Thirty minutes later it comes back on. Whoopee.

Anonymous said...

All you Jackson haters...you still live in a hell hole called Mississippi. Either make it better or leave.

Anonymous said...

Olive Garden in Madison. Like that's so different than Olive Garden any where else'? It's a GD Olive Garden.

Anonymous said...

There's no Olive Garden in Madison you imbecile

Anonymous said...

7:29, yes but isn't it a good election year strategy? Mayo, in his hard hat, passing out water to the voters, talking about how big a project this is, and finishing it in half the time?

If only he could have that $90 million in hand to finance the next couple of months. But guess all he can do now is blame whitey for stopping him from Making Jackson Great Again.

Darvin R. Howard said...

Was Hooter's open today. I delayed a planned trip to Jackson because I wasn't sure. So, Waffle House, Cinemark, Cracker Barrel and Hooter's missed out on my business.

Anonymous said...

Legalize it.

Anonymous said...

What a smoke and mirrors concept! This is another deliberate attempt to pull the wool over voters eyes. How long is it before the election? Since this was done in approximately 24 hours, why was this project put off for so long???? Does anyone else see a plan coming together here? They've had how long to do this????

Dewey Defeats Truman.. said...

Don't celebrate and go to bed just yet, Hillary. There's always that hanging chad. Hooters was indeed closed today.

Help For The Lame.. said...

Cinemark? WTH is THAT? And now Hooters is possessive? Some of you bumpkins get out of the woods so infrequently.

Anonymous said...

This is another deliberate attempt to pull the wool over voters eyes.

No, that would be Antar's campaign where they are trying to dupe you that he is remotely qualified to lead anything beyond a very small law office.

Anonymous said...

In reply to some comment: The estimated time to repair the 3 water line repairs was not an attempt to "pull the wool" over anyone's eyes. Of the 100 things that could have gone wrong, none did, including the weather. This was certainly not timed to the election and preparation for the repairs suffered many difficulties which were handled in the time prior to this weekend. As to letting private business do the city's maintenance, this needs some figures and estimates. In this particular instance, the city could not have made the repair alone. And, if Hooters was closed in anticipation of no/low water supply it was a precautionary move. That area never lost water.

Anonymous said...

6:01 PM. "give it to qualified contractors, not just because of color of skin. " Baaaahaaaaahaaahaaa!!! Thanks for making my day with that!

Anonymous said...

@7:29 Of course they did, because if the repairs had been even 1 friggin hour beyond the scheduled deadline the criticism and catcalls from all the naysayers would have been ridiculous. Admit it, many of you here expected, even hoped, for this repair to go very wrong. So again, I give them props for getting it done ahead of the announced schedule.

Anonymous said...

I saw Seimens trucks lined up around the perimeter of the Pearl River and around behind the levee near the Infiniti dealership.

Anonymous said...

If this 'project' was wrapped up this quickly then the whole damned thing was hyperbole to begin with. Millions of dollars for a one day project? Somebody got screwed without even a chance to bend over. Can Parlor Market sue to recover the cost of renting those generators and miniature water wells?

Dane Kitto said...

8:21 AM: Cinemark is the movie theater in Pearl. Sounds like you need to get out those same woods more often.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how many here were hoping the water line repair would go badly.

Anonymous said...

7:04 - I think that's Tinseltown in Pearl. But, regardless, we're talking about Jackson on this thread and Pearl is yet to be annexed by Jackson.

PS: You can stop driving around Pearl looking for Hooters, too. The closest you'll come to Hooters is at the Wall-Mark in East-Pearl-Brandon.

Anonymous said...

This is for 6:30 on 3/11. You asked where Madison sends its poop. Some does go to Jackson. However, the majority goes north to the MCWWA treatment facility on the Big Black. And Madison is currently doing projects to turn more sewer to the north (away from Jackson) and send it to the MCWWA facility. That facility is joint owned by CMU, Ridgeland, Madison, PRV, and Bear Creek. Madison is currently the 3rd largest user of the facility, behind CMU and Bear Creek, and ahead of PRV and Ridgeland.

Tellico said...

5:09: Cinemark is the corporate entity that owns Tinseltown. Doesn't sound like your business acumen is improving.

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