Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Jackson Water Crisis Update

The Jackson water system remained stable.  Pressure was at 85 psi yesterday. O.B. Curtis produced 37 million gallons yesterday, 74% of capacity.  The Fewell plant took a breather, producing only 11 million gallons.  Teams from various states continued to work on the plant.  Repairs and other tasks performed are posted below as is the city's update.  

City of Jackson Press Release

The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 85 PSI. Overnight, the booster station serving the Magnolia Drive tank lost power. This did cause lower pressure in the area served by that tank. The power as been restored and the Magnolia Tank has recovered. All tanks are currently at stable levels. Gains will need to be made overnight to restore margins. Pressure should be stable throughout city. 

Water production remained stable yesterday. The membrane plant at O.B. Curtis produced 22.5 million gallons. The conventional plant at O.B. Curtis produced 12.6 million gallons. The team continues to work to increase production capacity. Work continued on both the membrane and conventional plants.

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 continue today. Raw water pump #4 is expected to return to service as soon as power is restored. Raw water pump #2 will not be installed until raw water pump #4 has been in service long enough to assess reliability. 

Repairs continue on the high service pumps 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 OB Curtis are from New York, South Carolina, Michigan and  Maryland. The Ohio team is working at J.H. Fewell today. These teams include operators, electricians, mechanics, instrument technicians and maintenance personnel.


Anonymous said...

Thank you to all of the outside expertise and labor.

Anonymous said...

Good job Governor Reeves even though you will get less than 30% of the votes cast in the city of Jackson during your re-election.

Anonymous said...

Notice how few tasks were completed by COJ personnel. It should just say "present."

Anonymous said...

"I don't read the city's daily reports, and I don't think you should, either."

-Tate Reeves

Anonymous said...

When are they going to come off that silliness about it being impacted by flooding? As I recall, there wasn't water issues in 2020 and the water level was higher.

Anonymous said...

A billion dollars here and a billion dollars there, and pretty soon we are talking about real money.

Anonymous said...

Jackson City contracts - the mother's milk of politics.

Anonymous said...

Before they call the water safe, bring water from various parts of the city and have His Honor (when he returns from his latest corporate paid trip), and the councilmen and councilwomen drink it. Make sure an outsider is responsible for collecting this tap water from various sites in the “progressive” Jackson. As far as the water is concerned, Jackson was safer when Ulysses Grant burned this town down. BTW housing prices are skyrocketing in Madison and Rankin county.

Anonymous said...

Question: Is Jackson capable of running a water treatment plant?

Answer: They literally couldn't even change the f***ing light bulbs. A group from out of state had to get the lights working. Lord help us. (they couldn't repair a door either).

Anonymous said...

Sorry. I will not be dining in Jackson for a long, long time. The Mayor screwed this up, big time. He’s had so many opportunities to fix this with various sources of funds but his greed, pride and racism got the better of him.

Anonymous said...

"his latest corporate paid trip"

Correction: his latest taxpayer paid trip

Anonymous said...

Due to Mississippi's past...outsiders believe the state is being racist with the water situation. It's an easy sell.

All the media has to do is come here and drive around the city. It would take less than 3 days to come to the conclusion that the city is mismanaged.

But in this day of 24/7 news cycle clicks, that doesn't sell. And the mayor is way, way more likeable than the governor....

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