Wednesday, September 29, 2021


 Posted on social media yesterday:

My family and I are looking for anyone that had their water shut off for ANY reason before September 1st, more specifically any situation that involved Carla Dazet, the Deputy Director of the Water Department. We are hoping to file multiple charges against her (and the city if she is not fired) for her directly violating the moratorium that was in effect till September 1st, 2021.


Anonymous said...

Go Carla!

Anonymous said...

Pay your bills as you should and your services will not be cut off.

Gambler53 said...

The city water department is so screwed up. We paid a water bill at my office 4 years ago, but they did not credit my payment to my account, and they have been billing me for a delinquent charge ever since. We sent two letters by certified mail with a copy of the canceled check, and my office manager actually went to their office and took a copy in person, but they have never credited my account. I gave up and simply deduct the "delinquent" amount from my payment every month. I know they are not checking my meter since they do not show a meter read on any of my bills.

Anonymous said...

Money for nothing and your raw boo boo for free ! ! !

Anonymous said...

The best thing I ever did was leaving the Jackson water system. They overcharged me for years while some of my neighbors payed nothing. Oh yes, this also happens in just about every town in Hinds county. With that said, I ALWAYS paid my bill so I have no sympathy for this person.

Anonymous said...

This person is what’s wrong with this country. Pay your damn bill!!! Yes go hire Carlos the clown to sue the city.

Anonymous said...

Dry your tears, it's gonna be ok. Why in no time we will have garbage piling up everywhere and we won't be worried about water any more........

Anonymous said...

9:18, it’s only true for the towns reliant on Jackson for water, that would be jackson and most of Byram. The rest operate just fine.

Anonymous said...

Serious question here. I haven't received water bill in years, so don't have my account #. Website is asking for account # to pay anything. There is no search feature using address, am I supposed to pay. Oh, and by the way, I've tried calling multiple times to water/sewer dept with no answer, and being on hold for more than 15-20 min each time. Could they make it more difficult to pay?

Anonymous said...

I have a coworker who hasn't received a water bill in two years. She regularly goes to the water department to try and pay w2hat she estimates she might owe (based on what her bills were when she used to get them). The people at the water department are apologetic but say they have can't accept her money when the system shows a zero-balance. So, she puts that money into an account she's set up *just* to pay the City when they ultimately to decide to bill her for the last 26 months.

The people with the city have told her that when the billing system catches up, it will probably show her as delinquent for these two years, and her water will probably be cut off before she receives a bill.

Anonymous said...

I moved from Jackson to Rankin county back in 1996. The first water bill I received was more than double what I was paying in Jackson. I called the water department and spoke to the elderly lady I later deemed the water nazi and asked if that was a 2 month bill? She said no and told me what the minimum per month charge is. I saw fit to tell her what I was paying in Jackson and asked why it's so much higher here? She said they shopped their rates around and we went back and forth and finally She told me "you have to pay to live in Rankin county" I guess the point of this old story is that maybe they should just wipe everyone's bill clean and start over. Hire a company capable of sending every household a bill each month and go from there. If you pay you have water if you don't pay you don't hsve water. Seems like a simple fix to me.

Shazam said...

As long as the target keeps moving, the powers that be can continue fleecing the citizens while they dwell on the problem of the day. Roads, water, crime, officials on the take, garbage collection, the airport takeover, businesses leaving town or closing. When you get tired of reading about one, they just trot out another. Meanwhile, the few folks that care are shouted down by Mayor Crooked and his posse.

Anonymous said...

Whiners gonna whine! Pay yo bills like the rest of us you pos so we can get our freaking Capital city water issues fixed. You are what’s wrong! You obviously haven’t tried too hard to get your bill resolved because all I was asked to do was pay a monthly minimum and my water is on.

Anonymous said...

@11:05a- If Lumumba was REMOTELY interested in actually collecting water bills, he could have done it YEARS ago. I mean, if their pathetic “billing” system didn’t work, he could have created a spreadsheet that you simply enter usage and it will calculate amounts and mail letters to every metered address. It sounds archaic, but if it means actually attempting to collect payments, it should have been done.

But, no, Jackson’s leadership has ZERO desire to buckle down on the occupants and hold them accountable for water and sewage usage (and trash collection, for that matter.)

Given that Jackson is majority renters, it would make sense for Lumumba to follow suit of a number of cities around Jackson and make all LANDLORDS remain the account holder and pay the water. But again, this would require the desire to actually WANT to collect water payments.

I truly believe he wants then chaos to remain to further his agenda of a federal bailout. It’s incredible that he’s willing to send Jackson further down the tubes for his pipe dream. It’s even more incredible that the voters are perfectly fine with it!

Anonymous said...

My care level is at zero seeing how the Jackson voters just reelected their mayor.

Anonymous said...

Maybe there can be a balloon release for all the people whose water bills are stranded in the system.

Anonymous said...

@11:05 AM,

Pisgah Water Assn?

Anonymous said...

I may be wrong on this comment, but didn’t Jackson hire the (fired) New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board “Executive Director”??? I was born/raised in Jacktown, but have lived in New Orleans for the past 10 years. You are now experiencing what I have lived through for the last 10 years…. Do not have your water bill on an auto-draft…I was hit with a $14k water bill from NOSWB that took 9 months to clear up! You Jacksonians are about to feel the wrath!

Anonymous said...

If every gas station in the US can easily handle someone who wants to buy $XX worth of gasoline, and then the pump shuts off, why not apply that to Jackson's water problem?

Simply charge every address with water service a flat fee for XXXX gallons of water, plus some very reasonable amount of overage like 10-20% of XXXX, and if and when that limit is reached, the meter shuts off until more money is paid. Since it is a set and discrete number of gallons for every address, neither the programming nor the accounting is difficult. A deposit of 2-3X the monthly flat rate would allow something akin to a retainer for those who want more than the average amount of water, but it wouldn't be required of any address. Anyone who wants a regular oversupply can either set up a larger amount or put up a deposit. No residence, whether financially-secure or surviving on a meager income, would be using an amount of water greatly in excess of the norm for a household's "normal" needs for water insofar as drinking/cooking, bathing, flushing toilets, washing, etc., i.e, "poor people" don't use exponentially larger (or less) amounts of water for flushing, drinking, cooking, etc. Err on the side of the less-fortunate, i.e., if the raw numbers suggest $X dollars for XXXX gallons, allow a bit less than $X for a bit more than XXXX gallons (plus the overage percentage). For those that want to water their lawns and gardens 4 times a day, pony up. Then, once things are more financially and logistically stable, sort out the actuals and addresses can then pay for usage in arrears.

Anonymous said...

"maybe they should just wipe everyone's bill clean and start over."

No can do. State Constitution.

Anonymous said...

@11:29 - not a bad idea, except for all those thousands of houses that have the 'straight pipe kit', sold by the water dept.

Anonymous said...

"@11:29 - not a bad idea, except for all those thousands of houses that have the 'straight pipe kit', sold by the water dept."

If $X doesn't come in each month for any address, it could be fairly presumed there is just such a reason.

For owner-occupied dwellings:

Dispatch a specialized crew to disconnect the waterline. Then, 4-5 days later (enough time to get some attention and cause minor discomfort but not enough to do any real harm), dispatch another special crew to install a meter. Require an initial payment of 20-30% of a fixed cost toward the install (not the actual cost, but a fixed, published, attention-getting "install fee") with the remaining 70-80% paid over the next 6-12 months, plus the reasonable flat monthly fee to turn it on. Then they are on the "pay as you flush" flat-fee program.

Anyone who has a "straight pipe kit" but immediately begins paying the flat rate gets a full pass on the crime as long as they apply for a very low-cost meter installation (really, just a symbolic fee to move them toward doing the right thing) and continue to pay the flat rate each month. If they pay the flat rate but don't apply for the install, no pass, and when they are caught it's a full-cost meter install or no water.

The only "poor people" - the only people at all, rich or poor - who would be affected are those who continue to steal when warned of the real-world consequences and given a chance to "stop and repent" but willfully chose to ignore the warning and chance. So screw 'em, they can pay or they do without piped water (and a bit more of that very thinking would do a fair amount of good for a whole host of Jackson area problems).

For rental properties:

The owner immediately comes in, pays for a meter install and prepays at least 3-4 months flat fee, or, the city removes the water and files a forfeiture action against the property as being an on-going source of criminal activity and not fit for human habitation AND the landlord is pursued for theft of services. The city would allow the tenant to obtain a meter at no cost to the tenant (but place a lien on the property for the full cost) and pay the flat fee. Once the tenant vacates or stops paying, the water is turned off, the meter removed (and another lien for that cost filed), and the property listed as uninhabitable. A landlord attempting to rent the property would be charged criminally.

Or the city can keep on not being serious about actually fixing any of the current mess. Which is almost certainly what will actually happen.

Anonymous said...

Carla Dazet is the only person in the entire department that knows what the hell is going on. She has fixed two water bill issues for me. All I had to do was call her. She should be running the place.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how people don't appreciate being caught breaking the law?

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