Saturday, May 11, 2024

Boil Water Notice Lifted

 Backup power plans in the works

JXN Water issued the following statement. 

JXN Water lifts the surface water system precautionary boil water advisory following measurements of normal pressure levels and testing showing water quality is safe. System water flows and demand are manageable as normal operations continue through the weekend.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as our dedicated staff worked around the clock during the aftermath of severe weather in Jackson to sample and address plant needs, said Ted Henifin, Interim Third-Party Manager. “The fast recovery is a testament to the work that's been done over the last year by JXN Water, our contractors and all our engineers. We’re applying what we learned about our system to future severe weather events and tests of resiliency.”

JXN Water also acknowledges the Mississippi Department of Health lab staff for their efforts in achieving a timely lift for the service area despite the conditions that made testing difficult.


  • The recent severe weather caused the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant to lose power shortly before midnight on Thurs. May 9.
  • Power was restored around 7 a.m. on Friday, May 10 and the full plant process was back on within 12 hours of power loss that day.
  • Priority Project No.13 of the federal stipulated order for JXN Water requires the development of a resilient power plan. The task order for that project was issued in Oct. 2023. The technical memo outlining the plans steps was delivered earlier this week and calls for more than $2 million in electricity upgrades for the plant and overall more than $30 million to fully implement.
  • JXN Water plans to work closely with Entergy going forward to deliver full generation capacity backup power to the plant. 



Hank Hill said...

All you haters need to read the third bullet point. Ted’s working on it, but contrary to what some might think, it’s not as simple as driving down to Home Depot or Mega Lo Mart and buying a portable generator.

Anonymous said...

Chowke scared the water into submission with his "emergency." Right?

Dwight D. Eisenhower said...

at 10:07 AM - Not necessarily easy, but a critical element in waterworks facility SOPs. It's called Continuity of Operations Planning.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:15 - Can we assume Chokwe's boys did not have a copy of the SOP handbook?

Like a hospital not having a backup generator system?

Like a ship not having a bilge system?

Anonymous said...

The hospitals have large standby generators which are paid for and maintained by the hospitals. I don't know why a water plant would be any different.

Anonymous said...

Standard Operating procedures - (do in number order):

1. Be sure all the friends and family are get paid.

2. Blame everyone else for things broke.

3. Try to get more money.

4. Back to #1

Anonymous said...

Living in Madison, I guess we all take for granted that our local government officials and politicians are there to serve us, not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

10:50 AM, those large standby generators that hospitals have cannot stand the load of the entire hospital. In an emergency when the power goes out the standyby generator will start but most of the hospital does not have electricity. Just the areas that are essential will have power. That means most of the hospital will not have power.

Anonymous said...

@3:22 that's what the red plugs represent.

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