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Jackson residents should have drinkable water by Sunday

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson city spokesman says he expects residents of the state capital should have drinkable water by Sunday afternoon if all goes well.

City Spokesman Chris Mims told The Clarion Ledger that he hopes the all-clear order will come by Sunday afternoon. Until then, he says residents should continue boiling their water as a precaution.

Authorities say a cap blew off an underground water main around midnight Wednesday and pressure wasn't restored until late Thursday. But boil-only notices were issued while the city began sampling the water for quality.

Mims says it's still unclear what caused the water main failure. But he says officials hope to have a better idea in coming days what caused the pipe to break.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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 AP-NY-06-26-10 1222EDT

 

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