Saturday, October 9, 2021

Into the S*****r

 Is doomsday here for Jackson's sewer system?  WLBT reported: 

Plans to move thousands of Rankin County customers off of Jackson’s sewer system by the end of the 2021 fiscal year have come to fruition.

On September 30, the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA) switched off the valve carrying wastewater to Jackson’s Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The materials are now being treated solely at the WRUA facility on the opposite side of the Pearl River near Richland.

Much of the construction at the $55 million plant was completed weeks ago. Contractors have been operating the facility to ensure it works properly.... Rest of article

Expect Jackson to raise sewer rates although WRUA only paid a million dollars or so over the last year to Jackson. This fiasco is 100% Jackson's fault. Rankin only wanted a seat at the table as a stakeholder since it paid million dollars a year into the system while keeping it afloat. Jackson mismanaged the consent decree and told Rankin to shut up in a supreme fit of arrogance. Everything has a price and pride is no exception.  


Anonymous said...

Wonder if the reduction of crap flow and pressure will help Jackson any. Still needs a complete overhaul, but may help.

Anonymous said...

How much was Rankin paying City of Jackson when waste water was sent to Jackson for treatment? Just wondering what the revenue loss will be for the City of Jackson.

From The Lawyer's Cubicle said...

Whereas and wherefore, be it now hereby decreed that, effective tomorrow, the City of Jackson, given its existing authority, does establish, order and ordain...

Anonymous said...

Everything Lumumba touches turns to effluent. Point out just one thing otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Maybe kennuf will request that sewer charges be segregated from the water bill. That seems to be the solution du jour.

Kingfish said...

Antar had nothing to do with this. West Rankin started building while Yarber was Mayor. West Rankin did this after years of being ignored by Harvey and Yarber.

A last ditch meeting was set up with WR board to keep it on the Jackson system..... And Yarber showed up over thirty minutes late while the board members just stewed.

Former PW director Willie bell said a a city council meeting in 16 or 17 that WR was a customer who should have no saying anything. What he forgot was it is an Amazon that can build its own delivery fleet if it decides to fire FedEx.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for "one lake" to be built, then Jackson's sewage problems will magically just disappear under it's pristine waters.

Krusatyr said...

Punk Mayor may not have been instrumental in early fault of this sht show, but what should he do now? Hire a collection agency, RFP process, Council approval, to make all in Jackson pay or be cut off. Then the Ghetto Queen Lumumba can blame the collection agency, say it's outta his hands.

BTW, property owning landlords could be default billed directly and leave it to them to deal with their tenants services from the City.

Anonymous said...

Yarber…LOL! That dude was all about looking good and sounding good. Was in way way over his head. Come to think of it…that’s exactly what we have now. Looking good and sounding good!! All that matters

Anonymous said...

I think it is disturbing that you all (Kingfish included) are still pretending (in 2021) that these looney toons could run a banana plantation, much less a functional city or county.

Anonymous said...

Jackson’s waste water problems will be solved when the EPA orders Jackson to ship with sewage back over the river to Rankin. It would be a lot cheaper to pay WR than to fix their own system.

Anonymous said...

Check your timeliness KF. West Rankin started planning their facility while Yarber was Mayor, but the final decision to move was under Antar. There were still discussions going on with Miller as PW, but he couldn't get Rankin to move - even when Antar finally agreed to consider giving them a seat at the table.

Damage was done by Yarber, but Antar kept his hard headed approach until it was too late.

He carries blame for this along with Yarber.

Anonymous said...

It would be ironic if the EPA makes jackson tie into the Rankin water plant and Rankin has all the leverage.

Anonymous said...

I worked in the water transmission industry for 30 years, never did much customer service stuff in Jackson, but know people that did...I have always been told the sewage system there is in even worse condition than the water.

Anonymous said...

I’ve got a deal for gumflapper. WRUA will agree to take jackhole’s shit (at prevailing rates, with guaranteed and collateralized payment obligations), in exchange for one airport. Think it over, Taliferro.

Anonymous said...

Is airport sewage independently piped back to Jackson?

Anonymous said...

What 8:42 said, I SAID!

Anonymous said...

EPA ultimately will step in and taxes will increase significantly to pay for the fix ordered by EPA.

Anonymous said...

The majority that don’t pay taxes now, still won’t pay taxes when they go up. What difference does it make? It’s like water swirling in a commode. It’s going down the drain.

Anonymous said...

@ "Everything Lumumba touches turns to effluent. Point out just one thing otherwise."

You mean influent - raw sewage coming into the plant. Effluent is treated water leaving the plant.

Anonymous said...

@9:54 In Jackson, the effluent isn’t much different than the influent unfortunately.

@3:48. I hate the idea of raising taxes. I believe a properly run city should have garbage pickup funded solely by garbage collection fees. I believe the water and sewer system should be operated and maintained solely by the water/sewer rates. Tax money should never be used for garbage/water/sewer. In my opinion, tax money should be used for things that don’t have a rate revenue source (parks, police, streets, drainage, etc.). So fix potholes and pave streets with tax money. Fix the sewer system with the sewer rate revenue.

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