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Boil water notice still in effect; water distribution site set up

Posted on August 30, 2022

For Immediate Release:
August 30, 2022 
(Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson in partnership with the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today. The distribution will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hawkins Field Airport. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will resume until supplies run out. 
Please see below for details:
WHAT:       Water distribution site 
WHEN:      2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 30 
WHERE:    Hawkins Field Airport 
                   558 W. Ramp St. 
                   Jackson, Miss.
We will keep the media advised of additional water distribution sites as soon as possible. 

The City of Jackson remains under a boil water notice. 

This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does mean you must take precaution and boil your water before use. All customers are advised to boil their drinking water. 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, 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 601-960-1875 after 4 p.m. and on weekends. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. 
For additional information on the water distribution, please contact JMAA Community Outreach Coordinator, Jamie Coleman at 601-939-5631. 
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