Friday, July 29, 2022

State Issues Boil Water Notice for Jackson.... Again

 The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 


We routinely monitor your water for turbidity (cloudiness). Water samples collected 7/28/2022 showed turbidity levels of 1.0 to 2.5 turbidity units. This is above the standard of 0.30 turbidity units. Due to these high levels of turbidity, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms.

What should I do? What does this mean?

* 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 the 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 this water.


For more information from City of Jackson Public Works Department - Jackson, MS (



Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Starting to see a pattern of incompetence among wannabe leadership. The truth hurts, but it’s past time to giving these people a hall pass.

Anonymous said...

Go figure

Anonymous said...

I’m going to call out what that is already. I’m going to beat them to the punch and let you know that behind the scenes, there has been an effort to try to get Jackson to either privatize its water or do a concession. That has nothing to do with an overall effort to improve the conditions. What that is about is money, how do you profit from Jackson. We have to call that out. And I think that now it’s time to raise the question of whether Jackson has an equal protection claim against the state of Mississippi, not only in terms of an equitable distribution of resources, but we even have inequity in what we are allocated within the city that can only go to one portion of the city or to certain communities … when we asked for money to deal with our water system, which in large part interrupts distribution to South Jackson more than any other part of our city.

I also anticipate that this is something you want to talk about, too: People raise the issue of, well, you know, Jackson is fighting over a garbage contract. Well, so, the state is fighting over taxes, right? Other cities fight over garbage contracts, Jackson is just a city that is larger than every other city by far, and so we will always be in the news. Frustrations and battles over politics are nothing new. I think anyone who goes towards perpetuating that myth, that that’s an excuse not to help, we have to check. Because what was the excuse the last 40 years when they haven’t given Jackson the resources it needed? … That certainly isn’t a justification to say that your people don’t deserve the sustainability of water or the equity of how water is distributed.

There have been conversations between leadership and — I won’t say — but representation between the state saying that and, you know, even meeting with companies … I do more research than they give me credit for. I know that in Detroit, before it reached bankruptcy, they lost full control over their water systems … I think that the effort to have this duplicitous process by which we’ve got to get authorized for projects to fix our water system, it to dangle this over our head. To try to force us into the direction they want us to go.

… And might I mention that Jackson does not have some extensive or real history of illegal contract steering. And right know, you have Anna Wolfe doing a whole big story on the state of Mississippi, and the issues of DHS and potential improprieties of the state. So, this is hypocritical at best … This is more about the unstated position that they have towards Jackson when there’s big legislation that deals with Jackson. It’s about how do we take from Jackson. How do we take your airport? How do we privatize your water system? How do we regionalize your water treatment facilities? How do we look at taking the finances of Jackson every single time?

Anonymous said...

Perfect timing. Enjoy the weekend.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry.

Jackson water "turd levels" have
been much higher during the past two years.

Beavis & Butthead said...

"Huh, Huh, Huh! He said turd..."
"No, dumb-ass! He said turb...turb...turbidity! Heh, Heh, Heh!"
"That's what I said, ass-wipe: turdidity!"
"Heh, Heh, Heh! Yeah, there's turdidity in the water!"
"Huh, Huh, Huh! They're monitoring our turdidity..."

Anonymous said...

Boo boo water!!

Where's the Mayor? Still in Atlanta or out shopping for other contract vendors?!?!

Anonymous said...

Well, guess it’s time for the mayor to leave town for the week

Anonymous said...

Boil water notices and homicides never stop in Jackson

Anonymous said...

Well damn
NE Jackson resident here
We need real leadership not the moron in charge now. State of Mississippi step in ASAP

Anonymous said...

Attn 5:59, there is no boil water alert where the mayor is. You apparently live in the city of Jackson (By Choice), accept it and shut you mouth!!!!

Anonymous said...

City of Jackson Mississippi
Boil Water Lift

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:

• [5100-5299] Greenway Dr. Extension; 39209
• [1800-2199] Greenway Drive; 39209
• Woodland Way; 39209
• McDonald’s 5669 MS Hwy 18; 39209

Anonymous said...

5:43. if i were the mayor, i'd not go out in jackson either. you will not get shot in atlanta. downtown jackson near the king edward--better take body armor..

Anonymous said...

I think I saw the mayor leaving the airport this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Need to get a handle on those turbids

Anonymous said...

Quite simply, the old firm of Thompson Davis & Danks has been taken under the new management of Johnson Yarbur Lamumba & Lamumba. It’s nothing to do with incompetence. The new management just has a wholly different way of operating the firm.

Anonymous said...

still nothing notifying the public, from the city

Confused in Caldonia said...

I don't stalk or even follow the mair. So, is the italicized post at 5:31 supposedly quoting him?

Anonymous said...

Yum, "cloud soup," fresh from the pot. They charge idiots $22.95 a bowl for such "nouvelle cuisine" in places like Destin, Orlando, and Pigeon Forge.

Anonymous said...

Why not make it permanent and be done with it?

Anonymous said...

In fairness, when most folks are getting the utility for free…residents should probably expect a bit less quality in the product.

Anonymous said...

Surely there is a legal basis for a class action lawsuit against Antar and the City of Jackson for all of the effects of their endless incompetence.

Anonymous said...

5:31. I hope you typed that and then copy/pasted into JJ, from notes. You definitely deserve credit for dreaming. Wow, but False.

Anonymous said...

July 29, 2022 at 5:31 PM -- It's not about state funding; it's about billing the customers for water. What a completely incompetent dumbass. But, it's the politicians' faithful side-step to blame someone else.

burton39110 said...

Most third world countries have issues suppling clean water so this is nothing new.

Krusatyr said...

Is the zoo water OK? I ask because at some point we will have to go all-in Venezuela on harvesting zoo meat, so keep all that emergency protein, now on display walking circles on hoof, paw, and toe, on decent water.

Jackson' future cannot finish its fated descent fed on turbid zoo tacos, whether peacock or gosbock and may Jackson's savage decline into biblical apocalypse always be the albatross that hangs this punk mayor's aspirations to deceive by the turbidity of his circumlocutive oral flatulence.

Anonymous said...

@5:31 is from an April article quoting Lumumba.

That is direct quotes from Lumumba

Anonymous said...

KF, it would be easier for you to just announce when there is "no boil water notice." Now that would be newsworthy.

Anonymous said...

30, 40 and 50 years ago this was a beautiful city. Well respected, revered and envied….what does it say about the current leaders and his ilk? When I was a kid this was one helluva town. Brown blight has destroyed it like Roundup kills a vine. Why? I ask why does this need to happen? It’s not fair for the hard work of the predecessors and “builders and former leaders” of this once great city to see it go down the tubes. I love when KF has topics that cover the past of our once great city. The one I see before us now is indescribable.

John said...

The headline reads, "MSDH announces boil water notice for all surface water connections in Jackson".

What is the technical definition of a"surface water connection", please

Anonymous said...

Michael guest also represents area of city of Jackson. He only calls them when he needs the fundraisers… CCJ Eastover meadowbrook highlands etc

Anonymous said...

Could the Mayor or the City be sued for the loss of value to my home?

Anonymous said...

"30, 40 and 50 years ago this was a beautiful city. Well respected, revered and envied..."

Let's not get too ridiculous. It was a much safer reasonably nice city but it was still Mississippi in the 60s, 70s, 80s. Jackson, along with all of the state, had its fair share of problems. The ignorant rednecks then in charge, with their racism, religious intolerance, social hypocrisy, and theft/graft also contributed a fair share to the metro area's, as well as the state's, current conditions. Replacing relatively wealthy ignorant white people with relatively poor ignorant black people didn't, wouldn't, and couldn't do anything except create a different set of problems for everyone who stayed around.

Anonymous said...

Black leadership yet they only want to call the state racists. Funny only Virgi from Belhaven Fondren area and republican Ashby Foote are the only whites in a leadership position.

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