Friday, January 5, 2018

Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following update on the water problems. 

The City of Jackson water distribution network of pipelines continues to experience low pressure throughout the system due to an ongoing number of main breaks. These challenges are similar to those being experienced in many municipalities throughout the eastern United States.

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 to no pressure or flow available until the breaks are repaired. City of Jackson continues to be under a system-wide boil water advisory issued Thursday, January 4. We anticipate that this emergency will continue through the weekend.

As of 1:00 PM today, we have experienced fifty-five confirmed water main breaks on distribution lines since Sunday, January 1. Six of those were confirmed since this morning. Consequently, with the continued increase in the number of breaks, we have increased the number of crews. Presently, we have ten crews working to repair water main breaks.

Of the fifty-five confirmed breaks, we have successfully completed twenty-four breaks with eleven additional repairs currently underway. The crews will continue to work in shifts through the weekend and into next week until pressure has been fully restored to the system.

Leaks being reported by citizens continue. We anticipate that these reports and confirmations will be ongoing.

In an effort to provide the best service possible, the City of Jackson Water Emergency Call Center will be open for reports of water breaks, low water pressure and no water at all between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Call Center number is 601-960-1111. Citizens also can continue to call 311 until 11:00p.m. this evening.

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.

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.The City of Jackson will continue to keep you informed as this situation develops.


Anonymous said...

Jackson is like a third world nation.

Free the Water!

Justice for Tyrion said...

In my opinion, the city leadership has done a great job of handling this crisis and we should give them credit for keeping the public informed and for limiting the impact. Lumumba’s quick response and management of city resources during this crisis has been impressive to watch. I believe we finally found the right Mayor to lead this city. Keep up the good work Mr. Mayor!

Anonymous said...

Dear 7:25 PM, I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering what could possibly possess someone to be as negative toward a whole city as you seem to be. I prayed for you last night and will continue to do so. You must be pretty miserable to have to sound off every chance you get and I do pray you will be relieved of this impulse. Sincerely.

Anonymous said...

Water problems didn't start with this cold weather and they won't end when it's over.

Glad I'm not depending on baby chok to keep my water running.

Anonymous said...

Great job by Mayor and his new administration. But kudos also to the water repair
Crews working to restore water breaks.

Anonymous said...

... city leadership has done a great job of handling this crisis and we should give them credit for keeping the public informed and for limiting the impact.

Are you getting paid to cheerlead? Beyond PR tell us specifically what was done to limit the impact.

Lumumba has been equally as unimpressive as Harvey Johnson was during the last major freeze event.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps 8:47 and 9:06 should join the Lumumba/Jackson public relations (stick your head in the sand) department. Oh ... wait, they are already members. Come on people, open your eyes. You're applauding a mayor and city for merely permitting its citizens a glimpse of just how bad the public services offered by Jackson actually are today. Do ya'll really expect the water and sewer lines in Jackson to reverse their aging and magically improve as time marches forward, and that temperatures in Jackson will never fall below freezing again? Maybe ya'll should save your accolades for Jackson and its mayor until the root of the problem is actually fixed, instead of applauding and back-slapping just because the City is going to put 55+ band-aids on one of its many problems.

Anonymous said...

8:47 Justice for Tyrion said... "In my opinion,..."

'nuff said-

Anonymous said...

Those responsible for Jackson's failed infrastructure now live in the suburbs. They have now forced the same mentality on the rest of the state with their unwillingness to address roads and bridges. Jackson is just ahead of the curve and will someday be fixed as the rest of the state crumbles. So, keep posting the negative comments and get your kicks. Karma is a, well, you know.

Anonymous said...

Detractors who seem to have a little racist bent. The new administration has s r sponsible
for fixing what previous administrations going back to Dale Danks and before
failed to do.

Anonymous said...

I find it amusing that posters here want to blame Dale Danks but nobody says a word about Harvey Johnson or Tony Yarboro. Funny,huh?

The FACT is that yes, Jackson IS like a third world country. The services and infrastructure for a city its size is really bad. Horrendous. This isn’t negativity or racism (everything goes back to “racism” and blaming it on the “suburbs”, huh?). This is the real situation Jackson has on it’s hands.

The current mayor has not done himself any favors by positioning his administration as a “radical” choice. His words, not mine. He has made it clear that he wanted to run the city under the socialistic vision that his dad had and is extremely uninterested in wanting any input of any white leaders. He takes the whole “City with Soul” thing to a new level.

So, back to the facts:

Jackson is full of urban decay.

People that can (both black and white) are fleeing to the suburbs at an alarming rate

The roads, bridges and water lines are falling apart.

Chokewe is a divisive leader that has no plan.

In ten years Jackson will be worse for the wear.

Anonymous said...

Dear 3:51, you really don't know what you are talking about! The Jackson infrastructure wasn't crumbling every day when Danks was mayor, and there weren't 55 water main breaks at the same time. You need to come up with a better excuse for why Jackson continues to disintegrate under Lumumba's administration.

3:51, let me ask you this -- what was Lumumba's "plan" to replace/repair Jackson's infrastructure that he announced during his election campaign? Did you or any of his voters in Jackson ask about it, care, or did it even cross yall's minds that an intelligent mayor with a solid and feasible plan was needed? Inquiring minds want to know about Lumumba's "plan".

Anonymous said...

Bottom line is this the Democrats and Republicans both Obama Clinton and bush are guilty of spending over $7.5 trillion in rebuilding the middle east while this nation has faced major neglect as a whole of its infrastructure... 80 counties in this state have bridges closed due to being too dangerous to drive across. The same is happening nationwide with roadways and water pipes.the old clay pipes are not used any longer and Jackson has clay pipes. The trump infrastructure bill supported by both parties will aid in this. Meanwhile people are upset we cut $266 million in aid to pakistan. Blows my mind. Spend it in the US.

Anonymous said...

5:05 PM 1/6/2018 is choosing to forget the Ditto Christmas Day water shut down. Maintenance is a problem in Jackson exactly like it is with MDOT. Many other states quit building roads until they caught up with the road and bridge repair statewide. To me this is just good sense. Would you paint your car and put in new seats if you engine was failing?

Same analogy for Jackson's infrastructure. The Yazoo clay will never go away.

Biggest mistake ever made in Jackson was concrete pipe use for water (that is if you don't count the two-lane divided Capitol Street). It is incompatible with the soil here. It was pushed by the State with "buy Mississippi" and with its being more inexpensive.

As the suburbs increase their piping sizes, weather will cause more problems in the larger pipes. More people equals a demand larger systems.

Anonymous said...

The clay is an issue as the newer infrastructure comes in the newer pipes will be more durable and more efficient. The burbs have the newer pipes and it will continue to be OK until the size of pipes increases with more use of water.

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