Saturday, April 8, 2017

NE Jackson sewer main collapses.

The city of Jackson issued the following press release. 

At the intersection of Ridgewood Rd and Northside Dr, a 10" sewer main has collapsed. There is a 5×8 void under the pavement. Traffic control is being set up to protect citizens and direct traffic around the void until we can mobilize equipment to make the repair. The repair will start Monday. We have a crew on site cleaning debris from the sewer main with a jet truck at this time. 


Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Okay, it's the weekend. Nothing can happen until Monday. Let the shit flow. What a third world city the City With Soul is.

PittPanther said...

I bet Yarber right now is like "dammit, why now?"

Anonymous said...

Hey, maybe the Mayor can bring in Aecom and the Jackson 5. I heard Tito is still mad that the City Council didn't show him no love last year on the sewer deal...Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-wooooo...

$JustSaying said...

I know there are water & sewer lines that are dated back to the turn of the century and you might understand one of them collapsing or breaking but I am sure this is not one of those. The question should be asked when was this pipe installed, what contractor installed and who was the oversight for the project. Someone should be held accontable, if no legal redress is available then at least publish who did the work.

Paul Mitchell said...

Should be able to complete this repair on the weekend.

Anonymous said...

Only a few feet east of the Kimwood surface sewage leak that has been erupting for over a decade now. You'd think they'd get a clue.

Anonymous said...

6:36-which century?

Anonymous said...

What a stinky mess. Literally

$JustSaying said...

Thanks 8:11, I meant the City of Jackson has pipes dating back to the 1900's, I forgot we changed centuries again in 2000.

Anonymous said...

the city had just done a repair here w/in the past 2 months. May not be the exact spot, but I know that the previous repair is only a few feet away.

Anonymous said...

7:52 bingo

Anonymous said...

Don't live in Jxn but can't imagine anything funny about this for the people in the area. That said, why can't they mobilize a repair response on the weekend? Oh, wait...that would mean a little overtime pay.

I thought all those people who drove city vehicles home at night and over the weekend did that for the purpose of being on-call or responding to emergencies. Guess I misunderstood.

Anonymous said...

Any one want to explain why you think these problems were created in the last 30 years and have nothing to do with how the system was built and how it was maintained before then?

Anonymous said...

Well, at least the City has continued to expand its summer youth hiring program over the last 30 years. Much more important to keep those dollars there than funding yearly infrastructure improvements. Benefits have been substantial: better trained citizens/ work force, businesses relocating ito the capital city, lower crime just a new few.

In all seriousness, keeping the annual infrastructure improvements fully funded and intact has taken a backseat to the targeted handouts to certain groups.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with 5:54. I don't live in Jackson and find nothing funny about this situation.

On a side note: IMHP, posters who type the "Ha-Ha-Ha" are irritating. No one, except the poster themselves, find such 'comments' funny or entertaining.

Anonymous said...

West street now has pumps situated for about .1 of a mile.

There are fire hoses running on the ground between the pumps.

What exactly is happening there? Any idea?

Anonymous said...

Why would a city the size of Jackson not have an emergency repair group of employees scheduled for week-ends??? Do they believe emergencies do not happen on week-ends or do they just not give a damn? That said, let's just cut City of Jackson employees pay checks (everybody included from the Mayor on down) by two days each week; if they don't work, they don't get paid. And, in the mean time, let's just let everything in Jackson continue going to hell in a hand basket; no one cares anyway.

Anonymous said...

City is broke. Duh

Anonymous said...

For all the engineers that are providing us with such accurate, technical opinion about this crappy mess, please tell us what exactly you would propose for the 'maintenance' of a buried sewer line that was installed 60 years ago. I am sure with your expertise you would have found this weakened pipe - that according to the expert above was obviously due to either the contractor,or the engineer - who I am sure was required to give a 50 year warranty on the project.

Lemme Scan My List of PMs... said...

Yarber can't get ahold of his cadre of 'project managers' on the weekend. They're golfing and grilling. You MUST have a project manager lined up to handle every project, no matter how large or small.

Which candidate will be first to tell the media they would have handled this immediately, regardless of day of week?

Anonymous said...

1:55 pm If you are an engineer, you know how long a system lasts depends on the kind of pipes used. You should know that there should be city codes to make sure the system isn't compromised by later development.
I don't need to be an engineer to know that blaming a current administration without knowing what kind of pipes are there, how old they are or what caused them to fail is unreasonable.
Nor do I need to be an engineer to know that building codes throughout the State and the contract letting in the State has been substandard for a very long time.
I don't have to be an engineer to know that no long term replacement fund was established to deal with aging infrastructures at any level or that the tax base in Jackson had declined.
I object to the notion that there was this glorious time when all the white "city fathers" were long range planners who never gave a thought to political considerations and who always made sure none of their buddies profited at the city's expense and who spent money wisely always.
I guess mayors from the good old days of Jackson's glory lived so well because they inherited wealth. Is that the explanation?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Why would a city the size of Jackson not have an emergency repair group of employees scheduled for week-ends??? Do they believe emergencies do not happen on week-ends or do they just not give a damn? That said, let's just cut City of Jackson employees pay checks (everybody included from the Mayor on down) by two days each week; if they don't work, they don't get paid. And, in the mean time, let's just let everything in Jackson continue going to hell in a hand basket; no one cares anyway."
April 9, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Totally agree! Since the global community on this planet has basically become a 24/7 lot, there is NO reason why C.O.J employees in public works aren't staffed in shifts that may have to accommodate after hours calls and emergencies. There is NO reason why there can't be "on call" personnel. Since the work furloughs, if pay is a problem, which is what I suspect, drop the top heavy admin and free up revenue to get overtime authorized for this or get the work schedules changed. With the condition this infrastructure is in, all hands are needed on deck when a breakdown occurs. You work for the citizens.

Anonymous said...

yeah, yeah, yeah. It's whitey's fault.
New slogan for Jackson "Jackson - the Sugar Ditch of middle Mississippi".

Anonymous said...


Our hole in the ground leaks said...

"You work for the citizens" --- maybe in other states; not here. One Lake, I mean One Swamp WILL be the equivalent of the Kemper County coal plant in Central MS. Make Sh*t Great Again! We're so screwed. Lol.

Kavid Denny said...

OK - It will soon be Monday Mid-Afternoon. How about an update on this structure failure and bubbling cauldron. Are we waiting on 3 On Your Side?

Anonymous said...

To all the arm-chair engineer/contractors on here why don't you go back to flipping your burgers and thinking thru what you are really dealing with.

I am far from being an apologist for the administration of the City of Jackson, but there is a lot of reality here. Talk of an 'emergency crew' that should be on call 24/7 - why aren't they there now fixing this problem?

You obviously don't know shit about fixing shitpipes, or any other infrastructure. Before you send a backhoe out into this intersection and start digging, someone better be locating the other infrastructure in the area: gas lines, cable, fiber optics, water, etc. All those different entitites have to be notified and have a certain timeframe that they must react in to mark their infrastructure in the area.

You cowboys would have that backhoe out working and busting gas lines in the middle of the night just so that you could show your concern; your ability to react. Don't know where you would be getting the replacement pipe from on Sunday, unless you think the city should have an inventory of each and every size and type of pipe, in any quantity stored somewhere. Just so they could be at work throughout the day on Sunday.

What in the hell is the loss for doing the job right with a little planning and organization? A couple of days that there is a detour around this part of the intersection? I drove through it Sunday afternoon looking for the caved in pipe and didn't even see it on the first pass; had to U-turn and come back to see the hole in the street. Didn't seem to be causing any particular problem with nobody working at the time.

And particularly to the non-ass engineer at 9:44, there is a comprehensive program being done on all the sewer pipes in Jackson ongoing, the consent decree project. It will not only evaluate the pipes, it will replace most of them. But in the meantime, there is no way to have identified this particular possible cave-in of all the pipes that were installed in that decade and of that particular product such that it would have selected this area to replace the pipes prior to this failure. And your bullshit claim about the 'contracting methods' of the state today and in all years past is just that - bullshit. What's the matter, was you daddy buying off politicians during the old days and you didn't feel like you profited properly? Or can you point to those whose daddy's were buying them to make their millions and millions that you felt were undeserved and you know could not have been acquired legally? Get a life.

Thank Goodness For Robot Service Stations said...

Speaking of getting a life! Good God Almighty 4:01. Take your damned meds and kick back in the recliner.

Anonymous said...

The know-it-all who keeps chiming in (4:01) is obviously unfamiliar with the 'rapid response team' concept in emergencies. This clown actually believes somebody has to get on the phone on Monday and dial up multiple players and get them to respond some time later in the day.

But, hey, he drove by the hole sometime this weekend and probably spent the night in a Holiday Inn Jr.

Anonymous said...

928, is this your definition of emergency? Don't go putting in your resume at ME MA anytime soon.

Why does this need a rapid response team? This failure of a sewer line ain't like the bridge fire on I85 oin Hotlanta - this is a frigging sewer line collapse for God's sake. Does not rise to the all-night that some of you idiots are talking about when actually all you are looking for is a way to bitch about something.

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