Saturday, September 17, 2022

Jackson Water Update

 The Jackson water system continued to stabilize.  MEMA reported system pressure was at 85 psi while producing 49 million gallons per day.   

O.B. Curtis rose to slightly more than 30 million gallons, a recent record although it is operating at only 60% capacity.  Fewell produced 19 million gallons.  

Repairs continued at the O.B. Curtis plant as teams replaced pumps, valves, and filters.  A list of repairs made Thursday is included in the MEMA report posted below. 


City of Jackson statement on Water Treatment System

 The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 87 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 19.4 million gallons in a day. The conventional plant also increased production to 14.4 million gallons per day. The team continues to work to increase production capacity. 

Work continued yesterday and into today to return the raw water pump #4 to service. Raw water pump #2 will not be installed until raw water pump #4 has been in service long enough to assess reliability. All pumps in the EQ basin are now operational and operating at 100% capacity. 

Repairs were made to High Service Pump #3 at the J.H. Fewell Water Plant and it is being tested to return to service.

A large group of EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) teams are supplementing O.B. Curtis staff in addition to the assistance from the Mississippi Rural Water Association. The teams are from South Carolina, Michigan, Maryland and Ohio. These teams include operators, mechanics, instrument technicians, and maintenance. The Ohio team will work at the Fewell plant today.

The state-imposed boil water notice was lifted Thursday after two successful consecutive rounds of sampling were completed.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Mayor Lumumba for your leadership in the fight for Social Justice against the MSGOP who were willing to choke the citizens of the City of Jackson with thirst until Mayor Lumumba brought the attention of the global media just like civil rights leaders in the 1960s!

Anonymous said...

That water is NASTY.

Anonymous said...

A new "recent record." (Written by one of Chowke's "spin doctors?"

It's amazing how much a true "leader" can accomplish from Miami, right?

Anonymous said...

@4:34 Thanks for the laugh. I needed it.

Anonymous said...

Lumumba should be banned from all Jackson restaurants. GTH Lumumba

Anonymous said...

On behalf of my fellow Jacksonians, a big THANK YOU to the personnel from South Carolina, Michigan, Maryland and Ohio who came to aid us. Your hard work is making a difference! Also, THANK YOU to the federal and state personnel who stepped in, took control, and turned this thing around and got our terribly neglected water system working. It is only because of you that we have drinkable water right now. God bless you all.

I will save my comments about the mayor and the current city administration other than to say, Jokeway, I sure hope you're enjoying Miami while everyone else does your job for you back in Mississippi. LIVE IT UP WHILE IT LASTS, YOU INCOMPETENT JACKASS. I look forward to voting for someone other than you, again, next election.

That is all.

Anonymous said...

7:43, let's hope someone remotely competent chooses to run for mayor

Anonymous said...

743 not

Politics is not about competent people being elected-
It s about what social media /drive by media -and the woke folk wants!

These folk blame problems on anything but the root cause and use rhetoric instead of problem solving to deal with it!
And we wonder why so many people move to the wilderness and off grid! They are totally self sufficient!
Off grid folks don’t have to worry about a mayor doing right and ensuring they have water! Or have to deal with sewage or garbage pick up. I don’t think they worry about crime much because most are armed!

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