Saturday, September 10, 2022

Water Crisis Update: Pump Installed

 Governor Tate Reeves announced some good news on Facebook: 

The first of two permanent pumps has been repaired and is back onsite at OB Curtis. It’s being installed this morning and will replace the emergency rental pump.
Our team continues to make significant progress. But more work to be done.

MEMA Command Incident Report (9/9/2022)

Water production increased but........ the conventional side of the O.B. Curtis water treatment plant produced 15.4 million gallons while the membrane filter side produced only 10 million gallons. Fluctuating production is expected as repairs are made. OBC should produce 50 million gallons per day so it is operating at only 50% capacity. Give thanks to Fewell because it is producing 20 million gallons or more every day. It produced 20 million gallons yesterday but nearly 30 million a couple of days ago. The total production was 45.5 million gallons.

System pressure at 4:30 PM was 80 PSI.

Read the report and notice how many pumps and motors are broken.


Anonymous said...

I am deeply grateful for the dedicated, selfless people who have come to our rescue and for all the progress they have made. As for Chokwe Antar Lumumba, I hate him with a fucking passion.

Anonymous said...

Lumumba must go!!! Notice he’s saying in media the system will fail again… it’s bc he knows the city can’t run it and there is no need for a new plant. State take over for the next 2 yrs
I’m a resident of NE Jackson and I’m fed up with this clown show of a mayor.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it absolutely amazing to see that the problem all along was simply due to inaction? Baby Chok knew of these problems for, literally, years, and what was his response? Nothing. He simply did nothing at all.

Then, when the decision was made to take things out of his child-like hands, things are approaching being fixed in under TWO WEEKS! Baby Chok's inaction is simply unforgivable! He has no real choice but to resign. You cannot do the mayor's job this poorly (and that's not to mention the other utter messes he's created) and remain in office. Full stop.

Anonymous said...

you do know the OBC plant failed solely because of racial inequity- Right?
JHF is almost 100 years old- it propbably has same issues...Right?

Anonymous said...

10:58 -

I’ll put you down as “undecided.”

Anonymous said...

@11:25am - Why are you still in Northeast Jackson?

Krusatyr said...

I want to see this mayor waist deep in some of the 52M gallons of raw sewer he lets leak and drain into local creeks thence to the Pearl, beg forgiveness and then own the years of shame, misery and turmoil he has put on tens of thousands of decent people in MS.

Anonymous said...

A victory for Mayor Lumumba and President Biden’s EPA and FEMA!
The Democratic Party has triumphed once more against the racism and misogyny of the Republican Party and MAGA fascists of the MSGOP!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how yet, but Reeves' announcement on Facebook is the most racist thing a racist ever said since all the racists created racism.

Anonymous said...

We need a garbage update.

Anonymous said...

11:55 I both need and appreciate your humor. The SOB has srsly gotten into my head. I’m 68 years old and the last thing I need is this punk lying to my face and telling me I’m worthy of clean water.

Anonymous said...

NE Jackson resident here. Honest question… does Chokwe know that most people don’t like him and can’t trust him? Is he aware of this at all? Tell me

Anonymous said...

I will be honest and tell you that Mayor Lumumba doesn’t give a single thought to the opinions of closed minded, regressive bigots. He is always looking forward, progressively, to overcoming the next challenge to equality. He knows that little hate blogs like JJ have about the same reach and influence as a fly’s fart.

Anonymous said...

3:43. I don’t think he cares

Anonymous said...

but on a positive note...the bream in the Pearl River will be huge

Anonymous said...

@12:31....what are you talking about? Please copy paste the Governor's quote you are referring to as racist.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor's next challenge to equality should be to lead with wisdom, integrity, and competence, so that he garners respect and trust (if not the grudging admiration) not only of "bigots", but also those people who look like him and want him to do well; but also want him to be accountable for his actions and inactions related to the water crisis, and the unnecessary drama and expense he created with the garbage non contract. Its not always someone else's fault. When one cries racism at every turn, without acknowledging their own major contribution to the crises at hand, they diminish legitimate instances of discrimination. Just like other politicians who have created false narratives to hide their treachery, we need to look OBJECTIVELY at their behavior, and call them ALL out--- be they White, Black, republican, democrat, our church member or family, if they are wrong.

Unknown said...

5:13 - Read the room, bro.

The people of Jackson, black and white, have figured out that Chokwe and his senior staff (posse) are inept and inadequate. They are not up to the job and they have no intention of being up to the job.

Anonymous said...

"He is always looking forward, progressively, to overcoming the next challenge to equality."

You mean like sewage flowing in neighborhoods, lack of safe drinking water, record-high homicide rates, abysmal public education, practically impassable road, record-high taxes, inconsistent garbage collection . . .

Those types of inequalities have all increased after five years of Chokwe Antar Lumumba, and no amount of messaging can change it. It will require actual work, which will probably have to be performed by someone else, after he's gone.

Anonymous said...

I am all pumped up over the progress being made due to the pressure being applied by the state. Before we know it everything will be water under the bridge, right?

Anonymous said...

It is amazing what skilled workers can accomplish.

Anonymous said...

12:41 for the win.

Accurate AF and sad that many don't speak sarcasm.

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