Thursday, June 30, 2022

State Imposes Boil Water Notice on Jackson

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

 The state Department of Health has imposed a separate boil water notice on the City of Jackson due to high turbidity levels in its sampling. While the City routinely monitors for turbidity, or cloudiness, samples taken earlier this week were above standard levels, which increases the chance the water may contain disease-causing organisms. 

Elevated turbidity levels are caused by the use of lime, which is used to adjust the pH of the water. Although lime does not affect the filters or the filtering process, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms. 

 What does this mean? What should I do?  

  •            DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in water.
  • ·        Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches. 
  • ·       The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking the water. 

What is being done?

The City continues to monitor the use of lime to ensure consistent levels are maintained. In response to the citywide notice, the City is distributing cases of bottled water to residents in need on a daily basis. We will inform residents as soon as turbidity returns to appropriate levels and will lift the boil water notice. 

For more information, please contact the City’s Public Works Director, Marlin King at 601-960-2091. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. 


Anonymous said...

Turbids… Yum yum!
It’s all so tiresome.

Anonymous said...

What if I add ammonia to my turbid water, does that help anything?

Anonymous said...

Damn- finally hear the name of the City Public Works Director; He has been in total hiding (or being hidden) ever since his answer to the Council last fall when asked a specific question about Hizzoner's "garbage" contract. (the contract to pick up the thrash)

Anonymous said...

Why can't MSDH force the City of Jackson to get its crap together? Sick of this. The health of people, primarily poor blacks, are at risk.

Tijuana, err Jackson, Don't Drink The Water said...

Grilled turbids with hot sauce is great.

Anonymous said...

Water samples taken 06/27-28/2022 showed turbidity levels of 7.5 turbidity units. This is above the standard of 0.30 turbidity units.

Anonymous said...

To minimize the confusion, there should be a notice that says:

"Until further notice, always boil your water in Jackistan."

However, boiling the filthy water won't get the lead out. So sorry.

Anonymous said...

But the city said pressure was increasing and we would have water by the weekend?

What happened, Mayor? Why is everything you touch failing?

Anonymous said...

wouldn't lime kill bacteria too? i'm not aware of bacteria being able to survive being douced in lime.

Anonymous said...

Enough is enough. I have written to my council member twice with no response. This has gone on too long. It’s time for heads to roll.

Anonymous said...

Where's Antar Napoleon this week? He's squandered some prime opportunities to shoot his mouth off about matters for which he doesn't possess a clue.

Anonymous said...

This is terrible for the already depressed restaurant business.

Anonymous said...

Usually when I can't get my turbidity under control, a tablespoon of Pepto-Bismol does the trick.

Anonymous said...

First 2 times I read "turbid" I read it as turdbird.

Anonymous said...

Jackson is Dead

Anonymous said...

6:52 - you can write your council member all you want, but under the form of government that Jackson has, the council member has no authority to do anything regarding the operation of the water plant, other than approve contracts proposed by the mayor and paying the bills.

If Jackson had a different form of government - or, of course, as an alternative, a mayor who actually gave a damn and tried to do his/her job - then these problems could be more properly addressed.

I imagine that your council member is just as frustrated as you and most of the rest of the citizens of jackson are about the incompetence that is provided by the current mayor and his administration.

Anonymous said...

We have a new boil water alert on top of the boil water alert we already have?

In reply to 8:37 p.m. I said...

Yeah, that's right. It's called a double boiler.

Bills keep coming said...

Meanwhile I keep getting a bill for $80 a month for contaminated water…

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Jeff Good can explain the situation.

The man is good with any national media interview.

Anonymous said...

Prisoners of war are treated more humanely than Antard treats his constituency.

Maybe y'all can get a Geneva-Jackson convention.

Anonymous said...

I live in Jackson and was wondering why none of the other cities around Jackson ever have these issues? Where do the surrounding cities have their water "cleaned"? I know Madison gets water from Bear Creek but where does it get sanitized? Same for Brandon, Clinton, etc....

In reply to 10:15 a.m. I said...

Well, while the age old question of "Does a Bear shit in the woods?" is still up for debate, we're pretty sure he doesn't shit in the creek. At least the Bears in Madison County don't anyways.

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