Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jackson Water Update

Jackson's water treatment system continued to stabilize yesterday. The system pressure was  89 psi. Water production was 46 million gallons, a negligible increase from the previous day.  The O.B. Curtis water treatment plant continues to operate at 50% capacity.  

The membrane side produced only 16 million gallons while the convention side produced 11 million gallons.  The plant capacity is 50 million gallons.  

City of Jackson Update

The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 89 PSI. All tanks are currently maintaining good margins for overhead storage. Onsite storage at the plant has gained some additional margin. Pressure should be stable throughout city. 

We are receiving isolated reports of discolored water and pressure issues. These reports are decreasing each day. Many of these issues are related to routine water leaks or meter issues. Each is being assessed for response. If you are experiencing discolored water or no pressure, please report using this tool This will allow us to track any remaining issues and address them. We are currently monitoring this information to respond as needed.

Overall water production increased again yesterday. The membrane plant set a new recent record of 16 million gallons in a day. The conventional plant also increased production. The team continues to work to increase production capacity.

Significant progress was made yesterday with repairs, cleaning and maintenance of the raw water micro screens which are critical to the water intake process. Filter #4 on the conventional side was repaired and started the cleaning process to be returned to service. This will increase production ability. Repairs to solenoids, backwash valves and actuators were made on various membrane trains yesterday.

A large group of EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) teams are now on site to supplement OB Curtis staff in addition to assistance from the Mississippi Rural Water Association. The teams onsite are from South Carolina, Michigan, Maryland and Ohio. These teams include operators, mechanics, instrument technicians and maintenance. This work will expand to the J.H. Fewell Water Plant today.

Investigative sampling continues in expanded capacity today to monitor water quality. Hydrant flushing is occurring is certain areas. This is intentional and may cause some lower pressure in the immediate area of flushing.  We will continue to evaluate when full sampling can begin. This is contingent upon sustained pressure. We will need two rounds of clear samples to be able to remove the boil water notice.


Anonymous said...

Wow. It's amazing what competent people can do!

Anonymous said...

It’s amazing how easy it is to get contractors to show up - all they need is some confidence they’ll actually get paid! Shame on the city for developing such a reputation as a non-payer! No excuse for that!

Anonymous said...

So when is Mayor LaDumbDa going to resign?

Anonymous said...

KF, shouldn’t these articles be titled ‘Jackson’s Lack of Water Update’?

Josh said...

Oh look another day yet another list of more routine maintenance shown to not have been done like cleaning screens, yet the Mayor doesn’t want to relinquish control to a regional water authority?

Anonymous said...

@ September 14, 2022 at 1:14 PM

Worse than that -- the mayor insists that they had a plan, and that things are just moving faster now, because the state finally decided to kick-in. Big ego, wild imagination, little common sense, and educated beyond his capabilities.

Anonymous said...

The grant money for the installation of graphene-derived catalytic membranes is soon to be announced.

Krusatyr said...

Can EPA investigators, like other gators, sniff and snatch a dirty weasel mayor out of his orally flatulent subterfuge for indictment?

Anonymous said...

Water pressure is not stable across the city. Several state office buildings closed early on Tuesday due to low water pressure, and several buildings on Capitol also experienced lower water pressure. Although it wasn't as bad as it was several weeks ago, it was still low enough to close the toilets on higher floors.

Anonymous said...

The city is doing a great job!!! -- that is, of reporting on the progress that the others are making. Nothing in this report, or any of the other ones, can be attributed to anything that the City of Jackson has done, unless maybe it was staying out of the way while the responsible adults brought in by the state have done

Biggest story coming from this fiasco is the total failure of the current administration to do any routine maintenance on this plant. All the while blaming it on 'past administrations' and everybody else.

What is true is that the membrane side of the plant has been in operation for less than 15 years. A little look at history shows those fifteen years include: One term (four years) of Harvey Johnson, one term combined (four years) of Daddy Lumumba/Yarber; and one and a half terms (six years) of Baby Chocke. So, this 'old, outdated plant' who's failures were inherited by the current blamer-in-chief was carried to its demise in its first eight years of operation??? Damn awfully short lifespan for a $50 million utility system.

The past two weeks have shown the truth - that the current condition of the plant is due to the failure of this administration to pay for normal, routine maintenance, or for staff to operate this fancy piece of equipment. Nothing historically about this; nothing racial; nothing outdated. Everything lands on the head of the Executive Branch, along with the ridiculous policy decision of him along with the Council to cut off the dollars required to do the maintenance and staffing, which is the revenue from users paying their water bill.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tate.


Anonymous said...

Mississippi sucks. It just does. If you travel as to other states, people there give you the 'bless your heart' response when you say you are from Mississippi. And Mississippi deserves it. It is worse than a third world country. Mississippi has options to improve, and thumbs its nose at being better because it might include something that lifts up minority Mississippians. Then all the bigots go to church on Sunday where they are praised for being Christians and following Jesus. This is not new in Mississipi. It's a religion.

Anonymous said...

7:14 PM
Whatever you say donnerkay.

Anonymous said...

@7:14 would you kindly describe this "lifting up" process. Im not real clear on how that's supposed to work. I always see these evil church people you refer to providing food, water and assistance immediately after each and every natural disaster, but I havent seen BLM or Antifa on site doing much "lifting".

Anonymous said...

After regularly reading KF’s Water Crisis posts (including the complete technical updates) for some time now, I feel fully prepared to take the Class A Operator exams. Then, I hope to apply for a position at OBC, anticipating a well-paying long-term professional position, with plenty of upward mobility potential.

Anonymous said...

@7:14 Dude owns a house. Every Saturday he cuts his grass. The neighbors all brag on how good his yard looks. He even wins "Yard of the Month" from the HOA. After a few years he sells his house and moves. The new homeowner sleeps in on Saturdays and watches TV all day. He neglects the yard. He doesn't mow it for months. The grass gets so high and overgrown that the HOA has to send him a letter asking him to cut his grass. The owner doesn't care, because grass that's 18 inches tall doesn't bother him one bit.

So in the example above, how does "lifting up minorities" come into play? Is the HOA bigoted? Is owner #1 or owner #2 bigoted? The hard and factual truth is that owner #1 maintained the yard and owner #2 didn't. That's the truth and the fact. Race isn't an issue. The media needs to realize it. Some folks put in the work and some folks don't. Sometimes it's that simple.

The leaders and employees at Jackson aren't putting in the work, effort, and sweat it takes to operate and manage a system. They are like Owner #2. They are sitting back doing nothing.

Anonymous said...

7:14 is not capable of processing 8:21's very apt (and kindergarten level) example.

7:14 is still chanting "orange man bad" as she falls asleep.

It will never be about facts. It will always be based in emotional fallacy.

I pity them. Life will be harder for them than me, and it wont be based on complexion.

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