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Water main break causes flooding headache for homeowners

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A drought for most of us, but thanks to a big leak, some Jackson residents on Broadmoor Street have too much water. They say the city has been dragging its feet on fixing the problem.

“It feels like you are walking on feces out here. It is real soft, it's nasty and it stinks,” said Jackson Resident Darron Maxwell.

Maxwell is standing in what looks like a dirty pond but it's his front yard. He says a water main break sent mounds of water running on his property three weeks ago.

“That is ridiculous and unacceptable for any city government,” added Maxwell.

His wife Donna couldn't agree more. She is also frustrated.

“I am fighting with Mosquitoes," said Donna Maxwell. "I have three small children; they love to come outside and play because our yard is looking like a Louisiana Swamp.” 

They are also experiencing little to no water pressure due to the break.

“With flushing the toilets, we have to flush, flush, flush before we can get anything to happen,” added Donna Maxwell.

The couple says after calling the city over and over to no avail. Public Works finally came out after three weeks to fix the problem.

The Maxwells say  it is too little to late.

“I shouldn't have had to sit here for three weeks, call the City of Jackson and act up with some people who shouldn't be blamed for the issue, said Mrs Maxwell. "It shouldn't take all that. This is supposed to be the Capital city. This is a poor excuse for the capitol. It needs to be moved if they can't do no better.”

WLBT reached out to city officials but they were unavailable for comment.

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