Saturday, July 30, 2022

Jackson Finally Issues Boil Water Notice

 The city of Jackson issued the following statement this afternoon. 

The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for ALL SURFACE WATER CONNECTIONS. The advisory includes all City of Jackson surface water connections including areas of Byram and Hinds County. The advisory follows a state-imposed boil water notice from the Department of Health over higher than standard levels of turbidity (cloudiness) in the water supply.

Manganese is a common naturally-occurring mineral found in our raw source water. The level of manganese is often elevated during the summer months. The level of manganese combined with the use of lime caused an increase in turbidity at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. Water samples taken Thursday showed turbidity levels of 1 to 2 turbidity units which is above the standard .3 turbidity units. 

Due to these high levels of turbidity, there is an increased chance that water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and headaches. These symptoms are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. 

This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does mean you must take precaution and boil your water before use. All customers are advised to boil their drinking water. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute for the following: cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, washing dishes and all other consumption. 

RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE ADVISORY IS LIFTED. For more information, customers may call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1875 after 4 p.m. and on weekends. 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. 

Bottled water will be distributed at all City of Jackson fire stations beginning Monday afternoon. 

This advisory affects approximately 46,000 connections on our drinking water system.


Anonymous said...

I wonder how much the city has spent on bottled water this year.

Anonymous said...

This just repeats the state's notice. Not a single word about regretting the inconvenience to users or any kind of an update on the city's efforts to repair the problems causing this screw-up. That only means the city doesn't care & isn't too concerned about fixing water plant problems.

Anonymous said...

Local restaurant this evening had no idea and was still serving fountain drinks, water, etc.

Anonymous said...

July 30, 2022 at 7:02 PM -

Tonight's special: Turdbidity on the Rocks, with a Side of Raw Boo Boo

Anonymous said...

A resident could get thirsty between now and Monday afternoon

Anonymous said...

@5:45 hit the nail on the head. We have a large African American majority and this city just does not care the population is without drinking water. They just don't. Many of the city's white citizens are mildly inconvenienced to have to purchase water and they grump and do it. The city's majority population doesn't have that option.

Shame on the mayor. Shame on the city council for tolerating it. They are racist dogs and don't really think that Black Lives Matter.

Anonymous said...

Has the Belhaven people developed their own water system with their self imposed tax money?

Anonymous said...

They can’t even fix the hole in the roof of the pump house at the reservoir

Fix the Pipes and Fill the Potholes said...

Although it was a top story on last night's news (all three), there was not one word from the City. There was not an live interview or even a released statement regarding the lack of potable water in the state capital - not from public works, not the Mayor, not even his spokeswoman. Jeff Good made his passionate plea on Nextdoor. However, there is no money, no plan and the leaders just don't care. Receivership is starting to sound pretty good...

Anonymous said...

Why does everyone keep saying someone else should step in and save Jackson? Who the hell got them into the shape they are in? Who in the hell keeps electing these bums? Who in the hell accepts what these clown continue to do?
If you want things to change do a little changing yourself instead of crying for other people to
do your job for you.

Anonymous said...

What the hell does "for ALL SURFACE WATER CONNECTIONS." mean?

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