Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Water outage planned

The city of Jackson issued the following press release. 

Statement on Hinds County Emergency Declaration

“The City of Jackson is continuing to consult with key stakeholders, including Hinds County, as it moves forward with plans for the water outage that is necessary to repair a 48-inch water line that feeds into the south Jackson area. We welcome the collaboration with the county and any assistance being offered. The outage will impact a sizable area of the City and we want to ensure the public has ample notice to prepare for the outage. We have not set a definitive date for the outage. In our plans, we’re considering the best strategy with the least disruption of service to our customers. We want to perform all due diligence before we make a final decision on when the work will occur. ”


Anonymous said...

They can't fix it. That simple. Complete take over looming.

Anonymous said...

Detroit south

Anonymous said...

The government known as the City of Jackson will collapse in the next three years.

Will the State step in and run the capitol city?

Anonymous said...

Total and complete incompenetence. No hope.

Anonymous said...

Here's the deal

Jackson was Incorporated in 1821, is the largest city in the state @ 106 square miles.

So this house is right at 196 years old. So imagine buying a house that is 196 years old and the previous owners didn't keep up the maintenance that much on the house. So like Tom Hanks and Shelly Long, you moved into the Money Pit.

Jackson is a prime example of what can happen to a city, when infrastructure maintenance is low priority and numerous tax cuts for previous residents and businesses are high priority.

Just got put your hard hat on and go to work on getting this stuff fixed and put measures in place to maintain it.

Kingfish said...

Tax cuts? WHAT tax cuts for residents?

Anonymous said...

Is there a map or description of the impact area for this particular outage?

Unknown said...

Don't believe there have been any tax cuts. I also agree the pipes are not 196 years old but in some places over a 100. I have counted three water leaks just on my way to work. Jackson has some major issues for sure.

Anonymous said...

The people in charge of maintenance are the same people that were cutting people's water back on in return for a kickback.

Anonymous said...

"Jackson is a prime example of what can happen to a city, when infrastructure maintenance is low priority and numerous tax cuts for previous residents and businesses are high priority."

This is what happens when you drink Jackson water. It rots your brain and makes you spout democratic jibberish taking points. What city tax cuts are you rambling about???? Donna Ladd is that you?

Anonymous said...

Would like to see a map of the projected outage area also

Alpha Storm said...

Blame it on Madison.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:27am

Aren't you late for a Klan Bake? Perhaps a GOP Log Cabin retreat?

Anonymous said...

Thar's gold in them pipes

Anonymous said...

9:18 is correct. Understand that Jackson is in a serious situation. It will take good, honest, qualified people to fix it. Do you think those types of folks will accept a job in Jackson? Do you think a qualified person would rather be public works director of Jackson or Madison? Jackson or Flowood? Jackson or Ridgeland? Do you think a qualified person would rather run Jackson water/sewer, or Bear Creek water/sewer or PRV water/sewer? The surrounding good cities are going to cherry pick the best employees.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:44am

That's the problem with the workforce, everybody wants to come in through the door with the perfect situation.

In reality, that's not always possible. Jackson needs people that want to make the change and be the change.

The only think now, is that people are running looking for pre-fab built homes and new suburban shops. All it is causing human sprawl.

We need to start rehab already developed properties in and around the area.

Plus someone who is willing to come on to right the ship, and keeping it on course.

Anonymous said...

Spare us the rehab mumbo jumbo until demonstrable private sector rehabs without the benefit of tax spiffs are underway in Ward 3.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:38am

Hell, what company builds anything anywhere in Mississippi without tax spiffs? LMAO!!

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