Monday, September 19, 2022

Jackson Water Crisis Update

 Jackson water production increased yesterday as system pressure remained at 90 psi.  

The Fewell plant reduced production to 10 million gallons Saturday as the O.B. Curtis plant increased production.  The membrane side produced 20 million gallons while the conventional side produced 14 million gallons.  An inventory of the numerous repairs being made to the plant are in the report posted below.  Needless to say, the list is not getting any shorter as crews discover more and more problems every day. 


City of Jackson Statement

 The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 90 PSI. All tanks are currently maintaining good margins for overhead storage. Onsite storage at the plant has remained stable. Pressure should be stable throughout city. 

Overall water production did increase again yesterday. The membrane plant set a new recent record of 22.9 million gallons in a day. The conventional plant also maintained production. The team continues to work to increase production capacity.

Work continues to return raw water pump #4 to service. It has been determined that the pump itself is repaired but the electrical power feed had been damaged previously. The power feed repairs will start today. As soon as power is restored, raw water pump #4 is expected to return to service. Raw water pump #2 will not be installed until raw water pump #4 has been in service long enough to assess reliability. Work continued on the membrane plant with continued cleaning and maintenance of the membrane fibers. Repairs continue in both raw water pump buildings at the J.H. Fewell Water Plant. 

A large group of EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) teams are supplementing O.B. Curtis and J.H. Fewell staff with assistance from the Mississippi Rural Water Association. The teams onsite at O.B. Curtis are from South Carolina, Michigan and  Maryland. New team members from Maryland are rotating in today to relieve the first crew. The Ohio team is working at J.H. Fewell today. These teams include operators, electricians, mechanics, instrument technicians and maintenance personnel.

The state-imposed boil water notice was lifted last Thursday after two successful consecutive rounds of sampling were completed. There are currently three small area boil water advisories affecting approximately 70 customers. These advisories are due to water main leak repairs. The following addresses are affected:

  • [2000-2199] South Ridge Road; Byram, 39272 THIS ADVISORY AFFECTS APPROXIMATELY 55 CONNECTIONS


Anonymous said...

Why do you post the MEMA daily update PDF on Scribd, with all of its annoying ads and pop ups, instead of just linking to the PDF on MEMA's web site at ?

Anonymous said...

The past couple of daily updates have stated "Parts needed - Bearings - SKF 6213 2RSJEM quantity 2" Whats the hold up? This bearing is available on Amazon for $60 each.

Anonymous said...

NASA climate scientists and Oceanographers are predicting strong La Niña winter for a third year in a row. That means that we will likely have another deep freeze or ice storm. That means another water crisis for Jackson in a few months.

Anonymous said...

11:16- How many hurricanes did they predict? What about putting up a net to catch meteors over OB as well?

Anonymous said...

Per WAPT, Jxn Council Aaron Banks says give Council a chance to pay water plant related bills that weren't forwarded to Council for payment. Sounds like Council doesn't want Jxn credit to be shamed by mayor's f-ups?

Anonymous said...

11:16 am,until the State either uses its excess revenues or releases those intended to help cities and towns to rid themselves of lead pipes, the " crisis" is ongoing.
And, you don't know that OBC is sufficiently weatherized or not. We will have sewer breaks continue as again, revenues don't get to the cities and towns as they should.

And, now the GOP has put up so many candidates that are obviously "crazy as bed bugs" nuts and the excesses of Proud Boys and the Neo- Nazis are making for discomfort of " association",if nothing else, the sane Conservatives are either going to stay home or hold their noses and assume the alternative is less reckless or more benign.

Fix the Pipes and Fill the Potholes said...

What a crock of PR jibberish!!! OBC set a "new recent record?" I guess if the previous record was dismal performance?...

Also, I think it's probably more accurate to say that COJ staff are "supplementing" the repair teams from all across the country - and not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

Miami last week, Illinois this week.

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