Saturday, January 6, 2018

Jackson water update

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.

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

As of 3:00 p.m. today, we have experienced a total of ninety-four confirmed water main breaks on distribution lines since Sunday, January 1. Ten of those confirmed breaks occurred today compared to nineteen which occurred yesterday.  We have two city crews and seven contractor crews working to repair these breaks.

Of the ninety-four confirmed breaks, we have successfully completed forty-one breaks with fifteen additional repairs underway.  Several of the new breaks are adjacent to repairs that were recently completed on aging pipes.  We are also working to remove air that has entered the water pipes during repairs.

There are thirty-seven confirmed breaks that have not yet been assigned to city crews or contractor crews but will be assigned later today or tomorrow.  The crews will continue to work twelve-hour shifts through the weekend and into next week until pressure has been fully restored to the system.

Leaks are continuing to be reported by citizens to 311. We anticipate that these reports and confirmations will be ongoing. We added staff to the 311 Call Center yesterday afternoon.  They are reporting a decrease in the volume of new calls from citizens identifying leaks.

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 distribute water on tomorrow, Sunday, January 6, 2018 from noon until 4:00
p.m. tomorrow at the following locations:

Smith Wills Stadium -  1200 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39216
Metro Center Mall - 3645 US-80, Jackson, MS 39209 
Precinct One - 810 Cooper Rd, Jackson, MS 39212

Distribution will include both water bottles and unpotable water (used for flushing toilets only) You MUST bring containers with top lids to collect the unpotable water for toilet flushingpurposes.

You will be able to pick up two cases of bottled water per vehicle and 10 gallons of unpotablewater for flushing.
The City of Jackson will continue keep you informed during this weather event.


Anonymous said...

At some point I'd like to see our new mayor tackle the problem of straight piping that I've heard is in some instances to whole streets in South Jackson or other places. We have to impose honesty in the system even if it means having the police accompany public works personnel to check for the presence of water meters. The system may need reformation.

Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that had the Siemens's system been installed correctly, then from the "platform data" personnel would be able to detect those who bypass meters. Not only does collecting for water used hurt everyone, the sewer charges are based on amount of water use.

How about that article in the CL yesterday. It was so screwed up you could not understand what they were talking about. "Water" as something provided by a City usually refers to potable "Water". "Wastewater" is normally sewage. We used to refer to wastewater collected from homes and businesses as "Sewage". Nowadays they insist on called it wastewater. The CL has never been able to get this straight.

Kingfish, you should take a shot at rewriting that article which served noone so much as to confuse those trying to understand.

Anonymous said...

Replace a straight pipe with a meter, old or new, and the straight pipe will be reinstalled within days. There is no accountability, no repercussions and no Mayor who is going to "impose honesty" upon the system. Short of digging up the street to cap the service water line at the main there is no stopping straight pipes in Jackson. The corruption is systemic.

Anonymous said...

But Jackson is in great shape. Just ask any person living there. People living in other areas should not be allowed to notice the difference in city services in their city compared to Jackson. That is just plain racist.

Anonymous said...

Why don't Jackson do like other cities? When a straight pipe is found shut the valve and put a lock on it.

Anonymous said...

12:40 - Jackson should also make the residents pay a "fine" before removing the lock(s) and installing a meter!

Anonymous said...

Basically there is a fine for reconnecting a meter. When there is no meter in the meter box, then there is a hefty fee for installing a meter. What seems to happen is that whoever's name the previous service is in, is not the person applying for "new" water service and they have no idea what happened to the meter. This is very hard to straighten out. Many people know how to "game" the system.

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Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

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