Wednesday, January 10, 2018

39211: Start drinking!

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whatever plans our new mayor has for economic development, progress, etc. were just dealt a massive blow with now a week on a boil water precaution. Kids out of school, state govt sidetracked, business having to close for a week. It will cause everyone to think twice about living & working in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

How about some co-ops that just boil water?

Anonymous said...

Schools? Businesses? I mean: the priority is to get the water flowing to the Starbucks on Northside. I can’t tell you how inconvenient it is to be forced to drive to the Renaissance to get my triple tall latte.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness. I can finally stop eating at the chains in the suburbs.

Anonymous said...

Unreal... it continues! 39211 always gets serviced first... don't think I don't know why. Hell... us in south Jackson will be last as always...I guess it pays to be white privileged and live in a nice eastover or Meadowbrook highland area and get special treatment. Don't even start with me on well your zip code pays more in taxes. Why would you not pay more in taxes. You should pay the most am majority of it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Krystal on County Line will greatly miss your patronage.

Anonymous said...

Water is clean and clear in 39110

Anonymous said...

Finally! I was having to get my maid to bring water from her house in Madison County. I only drink Vitamin water BUT I didn't want to let my 3 dogs drink it! When I tried to give my dogs the bottled water from Whole Foods they had a reaction! I certainly would never even set foot in Kroger or WalMart. The humanity! Too much riff-raff.

Anonymous said...

2:31

I don't live in the 39211 zip code. With that stated, how about you imagine what Jackson would be like without the tax money that comes from that area?

Also, I wonder if their proximity to the Pearl may have something to do with it?

Anonymous said...

I bet the 39211 area code is paying the lion-share of taxes in Jacktown...

Anonymous said...

2:31

As a long time resident of the 39211 area code, might I point out that should look before you leap (to conclusions). In my area, we experienced little to no water pressure loss during this even. The city-wide boil water notice was precautionary in nature and actuality because I don't believe pressure in this area receded to a level of concern.

I monitored the water 3 or 4 different days and the levels of contaminants never changed a noticeable amount and certainly did not rise anywhere near the standards required by the SDWA and/or EPA regulatory limits.

In effect, this area was likely never contaminated and it stands to reason it would be the first to be removed from the precautionary notice.

I'm truly surprised because this area has been fraught with yazoo clay issues with water/sewer for years, but seemed to (overall) fair better than other parts in response to the cold weather.

Louis LeFleur said...

Thanks goodness! I'll pay my property taxes this month with a little less annoyance.

Side note: Our cats absolutely would NOT drink bottled water, said it didn't smell right or something. Thus they've been drinking tap water the whole time.

Anonymous said...

2:31 is just a troll from Madison/Rankin trying to race bait.

Anonymous said...

Golf clap to 3:30 #1. I don’t think I could have typed all that with a straight face.

Anonymous said...

3:30, your maid has a house? Please tell you don't pay a fair wage. New money is so gauche, and this is precisely why we cannot have nice things.

Anonymous said...

Does that mean I can go to the Skybox and get me some lemon pepper chicken wings?

Anonymous said...

1:18 this mayor has just over 3 years (well 2 realistically) to bounce back from this and he has surrounded himself with the right folks (particularly Miller in DPW) to turn things around. If they are doing the proper outreach to the business community, I think he will regain their confidence and support, which should translate into new investment in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

The areas that are cleared are not done by the City. It is the State Board of Health that controls when they consider an area safe. They take water samples city wide and who passes and who doesn't is controlled by the results of these tests. Some peoples ideas are always conspiratorial rather than practical.

Anonymous said...

It's very possible that Northeast Jackson got lifted first because they are closer to the plant. Generally you would fix from the plant outward. This puts more customers back in water more quickly. That's assuming everybody's water comes from the plant near the northeast corner of the Jackson Country Club. That is normally how a proper repair plan would work.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord...it’s unbelievable how many of you fall for the trolling on this blog...is everyone commenting north of 70? Learn to read the intent of the message before making comments of your own. When in doubt assume it’s just some asshole trying to give you all a heart attack.

Anonymous said...

Good lord we STILL have WPS PARANOIDS bitching about the only solvent area of the city that could grow if it wasn't shackled by the recast of the hellhole. .

Anonymous said...

White, conservative, life-long Mississippian, live in Madison Co., business office at Woodlands,post graduate degrees. The mayor of Jackson has hired very competent people in key roles (especially Miller). I (and ALL in the 3 county area) have a very large vested interest in Jackson's renewal.This mayor is starting like the leader of the renewal. I will support him until shown otherwise. I urge all of us to do so. Serious business here.

Anonymous said...

39211 used to pay the majority of the taxes. That ended in the 90's. Now, with the exception of a very few, small (and rapidly shrinking) areas, 39211 is identical to the rest of Jackson. It's the few remaining businesses that pay the majority of the taxes.

Anonymous said...

2:31 - Yes, of course it pays to be white and privileged.

Anonymous said...

Y'all are all wrong. The water in 39211 is NOT safe to drink. The city leadership said this so all the white folk in NE Jackson would drink the water, get sick and die. The best way to rid Jackson of the remaining scum.

...Or, could it be because most of 39211 is the newest part of the city, has the newest pipes and therefore the fewest breaks to repair?

Anonymous said...

Water pressure never got low here in 39232 😂. Keep that over there Jackson. What I am confused about is why they aren’t working 24/7? Kids have missed a week of school. Best believe for that happened in Rankin the water would have been on in no time to make sure kids got to school. Priorities. Where’s the outrage in Jackson???

Anonymous said...

I'll put it in terms Rankin can understand: Old stuff is not as good as new stuff. Same goes for infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

Here in the suburbs, you know the place all the people who used to live in Jackson moved to, we have running water in our homes. We do not have all of our city water running down the streets. We can actually flush out toilets. How long has it been since anyone in Jackson can say the same?

Anonymous said...

January 11, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Wow! Petty much? I live in the zipcode 39212 (JACKSON, MS) and we never lost water, did lose some pressure, but life went on as usual! Thankfully, we flushed toilets, ate out if I didn't want to bother with cleaning dishes and boiling water, etc. So living in Jackson, MS, I CAN say the same! We weren't/aren't impacted much at all! Instead of thinking I'm somewhat "better," I'm praying for those who have been without water or hardly any, since this whole mess started, not feeling superior towards their situation because I've not seen it. Humble yourself.

Anonymous said...

I also live in 39211 and I didn't lose water... I wouldn't trade it for the world.. I am close to the hospital when on call... only exception is my 3 kids tuition at JP other than that it's fine here... although private schools here are much much cheaper than when we lived in Charlotte 4 years ago.

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