Madison Co. residents without water get relief - - Jackson, MS

Madison Co. residents without water get relief

MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - One week without water. That's what nearly 500 households and businesses in west Madison County are dealing with.

Four hundred eighty-four West Madison Utility District customers have had little to no water pressure since last Sunday. They are all located in the Kearney Park area just north of Flora.

Utility Commissioner Nathaniel Johnson tells WLBT an old well collapsed and was shut down.

Sunday night a resident living near the area has running water and decided to share it.

"Friends of mine came by and said Erik we don't have any water to even flush out toilets. The little water that we have we have to wait until tomorrow to flush our toilets so I said no. It's time for me to do something so I went out, got a couple guys and girls together and we decided to do this and we decided we was not going to stop until we get the job completed," Erik Battle said.

Battle went door to door, helping his neighbors . The county is supplying bottled water to drink and residents have been instructed to boil any water available from the tap.

Flora Mayor Leslie Childress is working with the West Madison Utility District to hook up an emergency water line to the town's well.

No word on when water will begin flowing normally.

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