Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 What a surprise. When the cutoffs began, the money began to pour into the coffers of Jackson. Jackson's revenue for providing water/sewer/sanitation services has been increasing since the moratorium on cutting off such services for nonpayment ended several months ago. WLBT reported:

Three months after ending its moratorium water shut-offs for nonpayment, the city of Jackson’s water/sewer collections have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels.

“Last month, we hit $6 million. That’s twice what we’ve been collecting during COVID,” said Carla Dazet, director of the city’s Water Sewer Billing Administration.

For the month of October, WSBA collected more than $6.1 million. Dazet expects to collect a similar amount for November but said total numbers have yet to be tallied because of the Thanksgiving holiday. As of November 29, $4.8 million had been confirmed collected, with numerous payments yet to be processed....

Dazet says collections are likely up because customers know the city is now cutting off water service for nonpayment.

On September 1, the moratorium was lifted as part of the city’s “Plan for Uncollectable Water & Sewer Debt.”

The Lumumba administration silently implemented the moratorium at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying customers didn’t need to lose access to water during a health crisis.... Rest of article.




Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


Attn: Mississippi State Legislature

RE: Legislation enabling Jackson water bill forgiveness


There never was a fucking problem. The entire fiasco was all the doing of the Lumumba administration. You idiot Representatives and Senators WERE PLAYED.

Anonymous said...

This from the WLBT story "The new portal also allows customers to pay their bills using a credit card, something that they previously were not able to do." is false.

You can't fact check this shit Anthony? said...

Everytime the Lumumba administration blows its horn, remember that it is all self-serving crapola, all the time.

WLBT | Sep. 7, 2010 | City of Jackson offers online water & sewer bill payment service for residents

"Customers may also visit the City of Jackson website at www.jacksonms.gov and click on "pay water bill". In addition to credit and debit card payments, Paymentus also accepts electronic check payments."

Anonymous said...

The moratorium lasted long enough for Antar to get re-elected. Modern-day vote buying in the Nation of Jackson. I bet some folks were POed when their water was shut off, thinking the free service was permanent.

Brown Water Is Beautiful said...

How much discount for Boo Boo Water?

Anonymous said...

I'm still getting over billed on usage

I can read my meter nut apparently the city still uses estimated reading

Try talking to anyone at water department and they are clueless

Do ya think said...

"Dazet says collections are likely up because customers know the city is now cutting off water service for nonpayment."

No shit Sherlock!

Anonymous said...

Jackson elects leaders that based on skin color.

History of horrendous ineffectiveness, be damned.

If only there was a word for this ill-conceived way of thinking?

Nah, people would probably accuse everyone of being "that word" and it would become a joke anyway.

Anonymous said...

Making people pay for water service results in an increase in revenue.
Absolutely SHOCKING!
Didn’t see that coming.


Anonymous said...

5:47 AM
None. In fact you get to pay more!

Anonymous said...

It's not worth making a phone call and being on hold for over an hour but I would like to know why it takes the city 2-3 weeks to deposit my checks after I mail them. They use a bank lockbox in Memphis. It should be deposited within 24 hours.

Also, their billing makes no sense. in 2021, my bills have averaged $208.50 per month which seems too high for a couple of empty nesters. They have ranged from $117.34 to $329.92. Again, not worth making a futile phone call to the Water Department to be told that I probably have a leak, the standard answer when you call them.

You can't fact check this shit Anthony? said...

After having been caught trumpeting an outright falsehood, Carla Dazet and her de facto PR hack Anthony Warren have now changed the story. Mind you, without alerting readers.

The city launched a new online portal for customer bill pay in October. With the new online system, customers no longer have to go through a third party to pay with a credit card, meaning they no longer have to pay a service fee for making credit card payments, Dazet said.

So, buried in the Emperor Mayor's massive 20+% rate increase, must be a budgetary provision to pay for those credit cards transactions because I guarantee you that processing isn't taking place for free.

Remember, with Lumumba it is self-serving crapola, all the time.

Anonymous said...

Mayor should be personally on the hook for money lost due to the moratorium.

Anonymous said...

9:21 your bills are that high most likely because you are of the minority that actually pays them. Out here in the bubs, I have a 3400sqft house, family of 3, water & sewer on one bill, sprinkler system on another and rarely pay more than $50/mo. M

Merry & Jolly! said...

This is the truth folks. When I left Jackson & moved 1/4-mile East of the Airport my water/sewer/garbage bill dropped $ 50.00 a month! And I drink tap water too!
That's $ 600.00 a year! Merry Christmas Everyone! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Anonymous said...

8:02 Jackson elects leaders based on party affiliation. Check the facts. That is a fact. A white democrat can and will win. (If you can find one)

Anonymous said...

Took all those hands from the cookie jar and money appeared. Magic !!

Anonymous said...

A white Democrat will never make it out of the primary.

Anonymous said...

This thread tells me a lot. I ALWAYS pay my monthly bill, even when I don’t receive one (I go online to see how much it is, then I pay by check. I can’t ring myself to Pat the “convenience fee.”). Therefore, my willingness to pay must be allowing others to still not pay, because my bill has nearly DOUBLED in the last 2 months.

I’m beginning to hate my hometown.

Anonymous said...

I would never pay this bunch through their online portal. I pay mine through my bank's online checking service. The bank mails them a check and I have a record of when they receive the check and when they deposit it. It takes them 2-3 weeks to deposit my check which is baffling. Keeping records like this saved me when they posted several of my checks to the wrong account.

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