Friday, April 30, 2021

Water Treatment Plant Repaired

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

The electrical issue at O.B. Curtis WTP has been isolated and all electricity and water production have been fully restored. Residents should start seeing an improvement in their water pressure by this evening and into the night.

Again the loss of pressure in the system requires the City to issue a boil water notice for all surface water connections.



Anonymous said...

Boil water for how long? Until the next election cycle?

Third World City said...

I was right - it would soon be water under the bridge.

Anonymous said...

I don’t understand why anyone wants the mayor of Jackson job. It’s literally impossible to succeed.

Need to bulldoze everything, rip out all the underground infrastructure, and just start over.

Anonymous said...

Third world problems.
I believe this means that he has successfully fulfilled the dreams of his father.

Helen Keller said...

A fire at the water plant... damn. Who is running this city?

Anonymous said...

Everyone here is smarter than me. Is it against the law to have your own well drilled in Jackson? I could see a business opportunity for some drilling service.

Anonymous said...

@2:33 - You think the average Jacksonian can afford to have a well drilled? take EBT?!

Anonymous said...

Who in the City of Jackson cares if something is illegal? At this point, it’s a matter of personal survival. Better to ask forgiveness later, than die from Dysentery, Giardia, Legionella, Norovirus, Shigella, or Hepatitis today.

Anonymous said...

My water is connected to the water meter and it’s underground. Though, it’s still prolly as dirty as the surface water

Anonymous said...

you can dig a first class residential well with less than 4" casing no permit required less than 40K for a well into the Sparta aquafir (very deep, good water)

Anonymous said...

Apparently it is legal enough to drill your own water because at least one local hospital did if.

Anonymous said...

2;33 --- yes, it is. the aquifer that you would be tapping into is a natural resource. Would be like hunting deer without a license or out of season - the deer are a natural resouorce.

Think about it a minute - would you want to get your water from a source that anyone, at any time, under any means they chose, to also be accessing?

It takes a permit to drill a well. And if you drilled your own well to get off of the city water system, what are you going to do with that water after it has transpired through your body -- in other words, come out as urine. Yes, you could go relieve yourself off the back porch, but what about the more serious waste?? It would have to go into a sewer system - unless of course you also got you a permit for a septic tank. But, if you and all your neighbors had a septic tank, the drainfield problems (where that tank would relieve itself) would make the neighborhood stink pretty bad. But -- now that I think about it, in seveal neighborhoods that is the condition today with the sewer system also not working properly in jackson.

OK. Go back again. drill your well. piss off the back porch. put in a 55 gallon drum for a septic tank. worry about the laws later. Can't be worse than it is now -- and the inspectors would have to get to your house through the cars racing down the newly paved streets.

PittPanther said...

2:33pm you're right, I am smarter than you.

If you can find someone to dig a well for you and install the pump and electricity needed for it, just go ahead and do it. You'll also need to disconnect from the Jackson line. But if you do that, eventually someone is gonna notice that your water meter never moved, and they will want to know why (they will assume you're straight piping).

I recommend you keep city water for things like watering grass and car washing. Use the well for drinking and bathing and cooking.

Anonymous said...

Hemphill Construction got a 2019 bid to install raw water screens, membrane filters, sluice gates, finished water control, and valves. Last weeks mayor-council meeting discussed, in the absence of media, major treatment system upgrades likely with Suez Water Technologies. So it makes you think we don't know enough. Dr. Washington says the treatment plant is undergoing an evaluation in order to finance the upgrades.

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, here is a number to call if you have water pressure issues. It is a direct line to a field supervisor. 601-629-7684

Anonymous said...

So what are you saying, 7:08? All the talk and years-long shuffling around is really just about who gets paid to do the work?

Anonymous said...

Now I know why the Ridgeland Lowes was out of duct tape and gorilla glue!

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