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Water pressure returns to Jackson homes

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 JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A steady line of vehicles pulled through the Siwell Road Church of Christ.  Church members and help from inmates provided by the Hinds County Sheriff's Department handed out cases of water.

"We were able to procure a couple tractor truck loads of water and decided to help the community out by passing it out," said Church of Christ Deacon Shannon Fuller.

The liquid seems more valuable now to Kim Woodruff and her four children.  "We've been without water and it has been hard," she said.  Woodruff leads us to her south Jackson home where her family has been without water since Monday evening. 

"It's coming out brown, but we kind of getting our pressure back," said Woodruff.  By Thursday afternoon the water was running again.  "It done improved a lot and I thank God," said Woodruff. 

Over in Belhaven Gary Hall notices an improvement.  The last few days he has had to improvise to get by.

"(I have) been showering in Byram from a friend and then just getting water in five gallon buckets bringing it in to flush the toilets," said Hall.

Hall is happy the water is running again, but fears Jackson's problems remain.

"They want people to move to Jackson.  Who is going to move to Jackson when they can't keep the infrastructure up?  I know how disasters are, but this is to me just as much a man made disaster as it is a natural disaster," said Hall.

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