Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following update.

The City of Jackson began experiencing near-record cold temperatures on Sunday evening following the arrival of an Arctic cold front. As a result, the water treatment system, the water elevated storage tanks, and the water distribution system are experiencing challenges in meeting customer demand. Most areas served by the City of Jackson are experiencing lower-than-normal water pressure and areas immediately near main break sites will have little or no pressure or flow available until the breaks are repaired.

Director of Public Works, Robert Miller requested that Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba declare a state of emergency on Tuesday, January 2, in order to bring in two additional contractor crews on Wednesday, January 3, to supplement the City workforce of three crews. Two additional crews will be brought in on Thursday, January 4, so that we will have a total of seven crews working on water main breaks. These crews will be working twelve hours shifts.

Now that the lowest temperatures have passed, the elevated risk of customers experiencing frozen water service lines has passed. Customers that have been running a stream of water to keep their service lines from freezing are encouraged to close off their faucets when not in use. We anticipate that this emergency may continue through the remainder of this week and into the weekend.

Elevated storage tanks that have drained by a combination of water main breaks and customer demand will be refilled as full pressure is restored to the system. The treatment plants are operating at full capacity in an effort to meet the demand and refill the storage tanks.

Presently, we know of thirty-seven water main breaks on distribution lines that are twelve inches and smaller. We will continue to keep the community informed as this situation develops.

Kingfish note: No doubt, some clowns will start taking shots at Jackson.  A quick review of the news will show quite a few cities are having the same problems with waterline breaks. 


Anonymous said...

As long as I can have a short, hot shower...

Anonymous said...

I do not live in Jackson, I live in the suburbs. If you think that I believe there was enough freezing to burst pipes bigger than 2 inches and expect the government to pay for it, you are an IDIOT.

Anonymous said...

Now KF, you know the suburbs can’t help but voice their ill-informed opinions on Jackson infrastructure. People have to know!

Johnny Weir said...

There's a big leak by the new civil right museum & at First Baptist Church, Jackson. Yazoo clay, crime, & City/County govt. is the reason we can't have nice things in Jackson.

Louis LeFleur said...

I wonder just how this emergency information is being released. Apprently it is directly to local news media only as the most recent "news" on the city website is from February of 2017. Even the "alert" notices on the website don't include this information. I was very disappointed to see that the most recent "news" on the city website is nearly a year old. I also couldn't find any details on where the "32 'significant' water main breaks" are located. Wouldn't a significant break require a boil water notice? According the the MDH, current boil water notices in the city are:

1. Vardaman St - medical mall area
2&3. Lorenz St. % Old Canton Rd. - Fondren area
4&5. California Ave. & N. Wabash St - north/west Jackson
6. W. Northside Dr. - west Jackson
7. Maywood Circle - NE Jackson behind Maywood Mart, not affecting businesses there
8. Crooked Creek Circle - south Jackson

This list only accounts for eight of the 32 breaks. Don't get me wrong, as a Jackson resident I'd much rather see the DPW focus on repairs vs. communications, but I have to say that given the apparent "emergency" status of our water system, the city could do a better job communicating this information to its residents.

Also sprach Louis.

Anonymous said...

9:32 pm You may reside in a suburb but your brain resides inside an alternate universe if you think the size of a pipe is the only factor in whether or not the pipe deteriorates or breaks.
And, obviously , you do not have a clue about the possible effects of extreme temperature changes or geology.
Have you never even wondered why people drip faucets on exterior walls during a freeze? Why would that help? Do you really just throw things in a freezer without considering the contents, temperature or container? Do you think the water going to the water treatment plant is the same as the water leaving the water treatment plant ?
God help you because you obviously can't help yourself.

Anonymous said...

The water pipes are not bursting do to freezing, but they are breaking due to shifting ground. If you go outside the ground is hard as a rock, so when it thaws during the day when we are at maximum temps the ground shifts and breaks the pipe. That is what happens with old clay pipes. That is why you don't see the issue in Brandon Pearl, etc because the pipes are made of newer materials that won't break during the thawing and freezing cycles.

Justice for Tyrion said...

Thank you KF for speaking the truth. Many cities are having these same issues. Same issues are happening in the suburbs I bet. They are just better at hiding the truth and throwing stones at Jackson. It’s what the racists outside the city do best.

Anonymous said...

Many cities are having these same issues.

Which ones? Name them.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it's interesting. It's like Christopher Columbus landed in Jackson and it has the country's first water system. That's the reason for the issue for sure.

I think a good analogy is like people who buy a car and neglect to maintain it. Instead of oil changes and regular maintenance you spend your money on other things. Sure, you can get by for 10,20,30K+ miles, but eventually that neglect will begin to show. Queue this being whitey's fault since they ran the city until the last 30 years or so.

Anonymous said...

to my knowledge there are not a lot of cities having the same issue. Tuesday came around I thought to myself the city dodged a bullet. Then yesterday all hell broke loose. If you have the same problem every time the temperature drops below 20 degrees something needs to be done. What do the citizens pay taxes for.

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