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Water main project to be stopped temporarily

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Work will soon be temporarily halted on a huge water main that is going into the ground on Jefferson Street in front of WLBT studios.  

The 48 inch water main, that will eventually connect with a 54 inch water main coming from the O.B. Curtis Rreatment Plant at the reservoir, will be capped temporarily, in front of WLBT.

City Spokesman Chris Mims says construction will be resumed in the next budget year. Mims explained how Jackson plans to eventually complete the line from the reservoir to south Jackson, where it will replace the old well water system.

"We are about to bid another segment from the J.W. Fewell Plant to Jefferson Street. That's about $4 million dollars for that segment alone. We do not anticipate going with the southern section until next budget year, which will budget another $4 million dollars to complete that project," said Jackson Spokesman, Chris Mims.

A WLBT photographer, has been told the water and sewer line under Jefferson Street, will also have to be replaced. The city did not confirm that.

Mims says the construction will resume in the summer of 2013, to take the water main down Silas Brown Street to the Old Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad right of way to South Jackson.

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