Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Boil Water Notice in Madison

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement.


The City of Madison Public Works Department reports that a mandatory boil water notice has been issued for City of Madison business and residential water customers east of Highway 51 within the City of Madison due to low water pressure that was reported during regular maintenance of the water system. The notice is in effect for 24-hours unless lifted ahead of time. This notice does not include customers of the Bear Creek Water District. Affected businesses and residents are advised to boil water for at least one minute (and then let cool) prior to consumption or use bottled water until the notice has expired. Water use for bathing or showering is not affected by the boil water notice.

Kingfish note: Does this mean Madison is doomed?

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hell hath frozen over

Anonymous said...

Mayor Mary is slacking up in her old age.

Anonymous said...

Lots of guys with boring machines, shovels and back-hoes all along Hoy. Similar notice from water-pump-station on Cotton Road a week ago. Madison is crumbling.

Anonymous said...

But, at least the outhouses are red brick.

Anonymous said...

Does this affect the Costco or Whole Foods?

Anonymous said...

It’s official y’all don’t like anyone, any city or anything.

Anonymous said...

10:44 - Dear Mapless: Neither is in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Madison needs Whole Foods to save it just like Jackson.

Anonymous said...

The city of Madison has a good water system. They work hard at it, and Mary Hawkins wants the best for her citizens. These things happen, and Madison has handled it correctly. Every system in the state has boil water notices occasionally. The folks that have water from the City of Madison are in good hands.

Disclosure, I don't live in the city of Madison, nor am I a Madison water customer. But I do work in the water utility industry in close proximity to the city of Madison.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Madison utilities, I hereby proclaim that Bozeman Rd. should be renamed "Poop Pump Road" once it gets its five lane overhaul later in the year. Stings the nostrils.

Anonymous said...

9:58 Duh!!! That's because they are widening Hoy Road.

Anonymous said...

One other thing to note, it is normal for water providers to do a lot of well maintenance this time of year. @9:58 above mentioned work on Cotton Road a week ago. Most utilities try to do maintenance and repairs in the winter when possible. Because the surge in water usage in the summer means that is a bad time to take a well out of service for repairs. Especially in an area like south Madison County where you have a lot of lawn irrigation occurring in the summer. Madison is being smart in doing repairs, maintenance, rehab in January and February.

Anonymous said...

What would you rather deal with? A rare boil water notice or the surface sewage pumping currently underway almost directly outside the front door of the Whole Foods savior store in NE Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Madison is being Fedexed to Hell in a handcart! Run for Holmes County now!!

Anonymous said...

"...(and then 'let cool') prior to consumption..."

Way to keep those pesky trial lawyers down.

Anonymous said...

oh the irony

Steve McClellan said...

Oh No Where's THE H2O, Oh No where's THE H20 !! Where DID IT GO? I DONT KNOW!
CANT BE SO! Call the P0 P0! (MARY could make a video...)

Anonymous said...

MM sez, “ Let them drink Ozarka”.

Anonymous said...

@11:09

I think the Bozeman 5 lane has been shelved.

Thar She Blows... said...

Don't remember a Boil Water Notice EVER in Madison before this one. I'm sure there's been one....but, operative words are 'I don't remember one'.

11:22 - thus the speculation that that might be the cause of the problem. You put thirty rednecks wearing day-glo vests and carrying cell phones on a muddy project and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Even though it's not sewer related, "shit happens".

Anonymous said...

"rare" boil water notice? There are several manholes in my Madison neighborhood that overflow with sewage (poo poo) after a big rain. The street is literally covered with human feces. Clark Farms Road in Madison if you want to come see.

Anonymous said...

At 5:21

Did it ever occur to you that those "thirty rednecks" are keeping your water clean, safe and maintained? If those "thirty rednecks" weren't out there working, you and your family would be up the proverbial shit creek.

I'd like to see you out there performing manual labor. Maybe they're hiring?

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