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Large area of Jackson under boil water notices following outages

Source: City of Jackson Source: City of Jackson
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Saturday, the Mayor's office provided more information to Jackson residents of the affected areas, regarding water outages.

The city says they expect to test the water on Tuesday.

In a press release the following information was provided:

The City of Jackson enlisted contract services upon the Mayor declaring a state of emergency regarding two major water lines with increasingly worsening conditions.  

The conditions were exacerbated by the drought late last year and the cold snap several weeks ago.  

City officials conducted a preliminary test exercise the week of January 30, 2017, to determine feasibility to move forward with the current planned outage. This was a precautionary test of the potential impacted area so that in the actual repair phase the City could take into account potential scenarios that would need to be mitigated.

The city contacted critical care facilities and other entities that would have possibly been impacted by water outages and informed the public via a news release.

The work that began Friday and ended Saturday afternoon revealed additional damaged infrastructure that would make the repair more extensive and would require a longer period of water outage.  

Water is now being restored to the affected areas and boil water notices are being issued accordingly.

These measures are being taken to prevent a more catastrophic incident, which would result in loss of water service indefinitely.  We will continue with a phased approach to these repairs and provide notices and updates accordingly.

Boil Water Notices have been issued for the following businesses and/or streets:

  • Banner Hall, located at 4465 I-55 N.
  • Hooter's, located at 45656 I-55 N.
  • [601-799] Raymond Road; 39204
    • [500-799] W McDowell Road; 39204
  • Key Elementary School , 699 McDowell Road; 39204
  • [1900-1999] Castle Hill Drive; 39204
    • Wilkins Elementary School, 1961 Castle Hill Drive; 39204
  • Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street; 39217
  • New Jerusalem Church,1276 Raymond Road; 39204
  • Wilson Boulevard; 39204
  • Hospital Drive; 39204
    • Merit Health Central (formally known as CMMC), 1850 Chadwick Drive; 39204
    • Hinds Nursing Allied Health Center, 1750 Chadwick Drive; 39204
  • [100-299] Daniel Lake Boulevard; 39212
    • Whitten Middle School, 210 Daniel Lake Boulevard; 39212

This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does mean that you must take precaution and boil your water before use. All customers are advised to boil their drinking water until adequate pressure is restored to the system. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute for the following: cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks feeding pets, washing dishes and all other consumption.

Residents will be notified immediately when the advisory is lifted. For more information, customers may call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1778 (or 601-960-1875) after 4:00 p.m. and on weekends.

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