Thursday, January 4, 2018

Boil water notice for Jackson

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

Due to the recent losses in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the ENTIRE DRINKING WATER SYSTEM, this includes customers served by the surface water and back-up well system.

This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does mean that you must take precaution and boil your water before use. All customers are advised to boil their drinking water until adequate pressure is restored to the system. Water should be brought to  a  rolling  boil  for  one  minute  for  the  following:  cooking  or  baking, making  ice  cubes,  taking medication,  brushing  teeth,  washing  food,  mixing  baby  formula  or  food,  mixing  juices  or  drinks feeding pets, washing dishes and all other consumption.

RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE ADVISORY IS LIFTED. For more information, customers may call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1778 (or 601-960-1875) after 4:00 p.m. and on weekends.


Louis LeFleur said...

Per my message on the other Jackson water system thread, it's about time this came out.

Restaurant Owner said...

WOW! This is a serious and costly problem for restaurants and food facilities. This means no tap water on table, no fountain drinks, no coffee, no tea using city water. No dishwashing, so disposabes must be used. Read that plastic plates, knives, forks, spoons, cups.

This from the Health department:

In Food Facilities located in area where boil water alerts are in effect, the following provisions must be made.

If you are under a Boil Water Notice no tap water should be used. If any food or drink products were made after this time, then they should be discarded. Any surface or utensil cleaning performed after this time should be re cleaned and sanitized as outlined below.

Water used for drinking must be bottled water or water from an approved supply. Drink dispensers, iced tea and coffee machines which are connected to the water supply may not be used. Ice made with water from the facility cannot be used.

Ware washing should be minimized by using disposable supplies and utensils for food preparation and service. If any ware washing is done bottled water or water from an approved supply must be used followed by sanitization. The same holds true for water used to clean food contact surfaces.

Bottled water or water from an approved supply must be used for hand washing . This can be accomplished by using a temporary hand washing station consisting of a five gallon container with a spigot and a five gallon or greater bucket for retention.
Soap and approved water will be used to wash hands; hands will be further sanitized by the use of sanitary wipes. Individual paper towels will be used for drying.
Wear gloves for all food prep and service. Practice proper glove usage.

Use disposable serving containers and utensils. For any cooking/serving utensils that must be washed, you may set up a temporary three bucket wash rinse sanitize station. Each bucket should be large enough to immerse the articles being washed, wished and sanitized.

Toilet facilities must be available and must be maintained in a sanitary manner.

Once water has been restored, be sure that you flush out all water lines including drink dispensers, all equipment containing water reservoirs, tea machines and coffee machines prior to use. Any Ice must be discarded and then the ice machine needs to be cleaned and a run of ice produced and discarded prior to re-use of the machine.

Anonymous said...

"...ENTIRE DRINKING WATER SYSTEM, this includes customers served by the surface water and back-up well system." If this is true, how much is this effecting surrounding municipalities? Restaurants in Flowood, Ridgeland, and others. What about all the hotels and hospitals? Who all gets fucked by this?

Anonymous said...

Surrounding cities have their own systems and are not connected to Jackson. Most (maybe all by now) hospitals in Jackson have built their own well and tank so they don't use City water unless their system fails. So the hospitals should be fine. Restaurants and hotels are the victims (plus all the residents).

Anonymous said...

The Jackson Medical Mall (and the clinics located there) is affected by this.

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