Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Water Main Break Shuts Down Downtown

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.
Due to 16-inch water main break caused by a contractor hitting a line, the affected areas are South Jackson and Downtown. Jackson Fire Department is on stand-by to assist Henley Young Detention Center if needed. Updates will go out when available.


Reported Outages

Henley Young Detention Center
Wilkins ES
Whitten MS
Wingfield MS

USPS (South St)

Davita

Key ES

Jackson Animal Hospital

Peeples MS

Obama Magnet ES

CMMC/ Merritt Health

Jackson Convention Complex

JPD HQ

WLBT

Entergy

Irby Electric

Richard Wright Library

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Third. World. City.

Anonymous said...

I know they say that a contractor caused it, but the cluster fuck that is Jackson continues unabated.

Anonymous said...

Gee, this is getting fun. Let me guess, two separate shootouts accidentally ricocheted and hit a water line?

Anonymous said...

It's always true that the POTUS ages considerably while in office, but ever think about what the Mayor of Jackson has to endure? Just one peek into City Hall and your eyes want to roll out onto the white marble floor.

Anonymous said...

Downtown business checking in here. We've got water, and we're a block from JPD HQ.

Anonymous said...

Third world city, 2:59?

I don't think third world places have contractors that use equipment capable of busting a 16" water line.

Jackson's 100 year old infrastructure has its problems, but nobody's - even the new cities in the metro area that have built all their infrastructure in the past couple of decades can't withstand a trackhoe's bucket.

Look to place your bitching where it is more appropriate - and be glad that somebody is doing construction work in downtown.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a stolen car crashed into another stolen car and the cars knocked over a fire hydrant ?

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was a Wingfield MS (middle school).

Anonymous said...

I have water, oh wait Live in Madison. Nothing to see here.

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

Hopefully the guy has good insurance and COJ can sue to get some poothole repair money out of this unfortunate occurrence.

Anonymous said...

Pearl resident here. We've had at least 3 water main breaks this year. Highway 80 across from the fire station, another off El Dorado Rd, and one other that I cant recall the location but they sent the school children home right after school started.

A lot of reasons to throw stone at Jackson, but water main breaks happen everywhere in our shitty soil.

Anonymous said...

3:45 pm, How many 3rd world countries have you been to? Obviously you have never been to Guatemala or any number of others. There is heavy equipment in all of them that I have been to, but with your limited knowledge of the world, I would not expect you to know that.

Anonymous said...

Call before you dig.

Anonymous said...

3:45 third world “cities” do have construction but often have to boil their water. Jackson is not unlike a third world country except there aren’t any military police or a curfew...yet

WISEOWL said...

winter is upon us, rain and wet clay, more pot holes and water main breaks. No way the morons can ever get caught up.

Anonymous said...

Call 811 before you dig!

Cynical Sam said...

Y'all are sure getting your digs in. Before long it will all be water under the bridge.

Anonymous said...

Don't know that this outage can be blamed on the city, but Jackson does have some serious need to fix it's infrastructure. Just between High Street and Amite there are half a dozen very major potholes being created by what are obviously water leaks.

3:45 - trying again said...

What's the matter KF? Don't want to let me respond to the idiot that thinks him knowing how to spell Guatemala he can determine the condition of third world countries?

I'll try again - see if you like this one better.

Yes 8:37, I've been to plenty of third world countries, many of which would make your Guatemala appear to be like our Pearl.

True third world countries can be found in Africa, particularly along the east coast. And little island nations in the South Pacific.

Yes, many of them might have a sprinkling of heavy equipment, but much of it is junk that was left there after WWII, and is rusting away and totally inoperative.

Yes, some of them might have some equipment, but nothing capable of handling their many needs - and they generally don't have 16" water lines to worry about busting with their trackhoes.

Bring on your snide comment trying to throw Jackson into the third world status - yes, it has 100 year old infrastructure and terrible soil conditions; mixed with the city's refusal and inability to spend appropriately to maintain it does result in many needs. But, this break was caused by "construction" downtown - a good thing, not the bad crap you like to harp about.

Next time you want to compare travel rosters, make sure you know what you are talking about and if your argument will hold water.

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