Friday, May 10, 2024

Power Outage at O.B. Curtis

 JXN Water issued the following statement

JXN Water is assessing the impact of severe storms in the area.

Due to the loss of power at O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant, residents can expect reduced pressure until restored.

Please conserve water until further notice.


Anonymous said...

They don’t have a generator?

Anonymous said...

Attn. 6:36 AM You have to remember that this is Jackson Ms. I am pretty sure the money for a generator was provided, but it disappeared.

Anonymous said...

Socrates probably has it at his house.

Anonymous said...

Back up power plan surely......

Anonymous said...

The generator was repossessed for non-payment of invoices.
I am not even joking his is 100% fact.

Anonymous said...

Any city too stupid to not have backup power for the water plant deserves to have no water.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
Any city too stupid to not have backup power for the water plant deserves to have no water.

May 10, 2024 at 8:14 AM"

This one won't be on the city as Hefflin has been in place long enough to ensure backup power is in place and operational.

Louis LeFleur said...

I'm not an electrical engineer, but it would take a heck of a generator to run O.B. Curtis, which is basically a chemical plant, and those don't typically have backup power. Actually, on JXN Water's website under Drinking Water Priority Projects, the following is #13 of 13. "Resilient power plan:
Evaluate all water facilities for the need for emergency or redundant power."

By the way, pressure is back up now and has been for more than an hour.

Anonymous said...

Most functioning cities have backup power generators at treatment plants. Of course, somehow this will be explained by, you know, Mr. "Right?" as being someone else's fault, over the last 25 years of POC rule.

However, with only 600 million more dollars his friends and family would be glad to call up Generac or somebody about these fancy newfangled generator things. I'll bet anything that one of his posse "knows a guy."

Anonymous said...

Energy hogs like AWS's data centers and hospital systems manage to have backup power generators but something as critical as a water treatment facility shouldn't?

Anonymous said...

I was looking at storm damage a few days ago in the Sherwood Forest/Audubon Park neighborhood of NE Jackson from last weeks storms(East Northside). I lived on Deer Creek for a short time in the late 80’s-1990. As I drove down Wild Valley, Deer Creek, Bellingrath Rd I noticed the streets were in deplorable condition from years of neglect and shoddy repair and patching jobs. You almost need a 4x4 on Wild Valley, which I always remembered as being one of the most beautiful streets in NE Jackson with its unique style and different architecture. I just thought to myself as I drove along those streets that these people pay the taxes that keep Jackson going and yet their water isn’t fit to drink and the streets through the neighborhood are pathetic. What are the residents getting in return for those high taxes and high water bills. It’s certainly not decent public schools and dependable safe drinking water. Their kids go to private schools. I just shook my head in disbelief at what I saw this week.
I’m waiting for someone to attack me for saying the obvious.

Anonymous said...

Attn 8:45 AM Thanks for the update Mayor.

Anonymous said...

8:45. The perpetual losers here just want to bitch about Jackson

Anonymous said...

@9:28. Sister lives on Bellingrath and I often ask my bro-in-law for help with alignments and front end repairs when we visit. A gag of course but the streets in that area are completely hosed. Think that neighborhood suffers from being wedged between Eastover and the beautiful people that live near Foote and Democrat Delbert.

Anonymous said...

And back on boil water.

Anonymous said...

@9:28 - I was out in that area a couple of weeks ago, and I too noticed the nearly impassable streets. Back in the day, the City of Jackson actually had a functioning Public Works Department, which employed trained operators to run city-owned road paving equipment. Also on staff were street inspectors who regularly surveyed the condition of city streets and prioritized repairs and repaving.

All that is long gone, and now the city seeks state and federal grant monies to hire independent contractors to perform the work. Which of course has led to contract steering, kickbacks, and other assorted forms of graft. Jackson has fallen so far, so fast.

Anonymous said...

Ted, no backup generator at the plant!?!?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many Jackson residents keep buckets or drums of backup water on hand?

Anonymous said...

@7:15 AM. I can answer that. There are two kitchen garbage bags. One holds clean 1-gallon jugs and the other holds unclean 1-gallong jugs. When winter rolls in, you take the unclean jugs, fill them with water and set aside. These are used for flushing the toilet when we go under a boil water notice. You can refill them with the unboiled water and keep reusing them. The bag with the clean 1-gallon jugs go to family members outside of Jackson who can fill them with clean water that we can use.

Been doing this for 15-20 years at my mother's home. Every winter. Winter over, let the jugs air dry, put them back in the correct garbage bags, stow away for next winter.

Anonymous said...

3:41 PM here. Typo in above. Unclean jugs are filled and set aside to use for flushing toilet when pipes break and we cant get any water.

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