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City of Jackson Update – 3/5/2021

Posted on March 8, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 5, 2021

CITY OF JACKSON UPDATE FOR FRIDAY EVENING

(JACKSON, MS) – The City of Jackson is issuing the following updates for Friday, March 5, 2021, related to the ongoing water crisis and recovery efforts being made as a result of recent winter weather:

WATER RESTORATION

  • We had another good day today with pressure staying consistent around 85 psi. We look forward to continuing this trend and to filling our tanks further throughout the weekend so that next week we can focus on sampling and getting boil water notices lifted.
    • We are gauging progress by measuring the psi (pounds per square inch) in the water distribution system. The goal is to reach ~ 90 psi at OB Curtis WTP and ~80 psi at JH Fewell WTP. When the winter weather came through, psi dropped to 37 resulting in water outages throughout the City of Jackson and City of Byram.
  • We have gotten permission to begin sampling the well water system as of today. Once we achieve 48 hours of consistency on the surface water system, we can look toward doing the same there.
  • There are still some small pockets in the city that are struggling. We estimate ~5K out of the 43K connections on our surface water system are still seeing some issues. We are continuing to work to identify and test solutions.
  • Our teams continue to knock down the list of water main breaks/leaks as a result of this event. A total of 91 water main breaks/ leaks have been reported throughout the City. 72 repairs have been completed as of tonight. 19 reported breaks/leaks are still outstanding of which 11 have been confirmed and MS 811 Locate requested. A detailed list is at the end of this release. Ten (10) previously reported issues on this list were found to not actually be water main breaks/leaks.
  • Overall, we are encouraged by the fact that most of the connections that experienced outages and low pressure across the city have been restored. We have made tremendous progress from where we were on Monday.
  • Please continue to report any water main breaks/leaks to 311.
  • A system-wide precautionary boil water notice is still in effect for all surface water connections (~43K connections) and all well water connections (~16K connections).

WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • NON-POTABLE (FLUSHING) WATER will be available over the weekend from 9am to 6pm at Forest Hill High School – 2607 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS 39212
  • DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD BANK – Saturday, March 6th beginning at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lamar Street and Pascagoula. First come, first served.
    • The Greater Jackson Arts Council (GJAC) is partnering with the Reuben V. Anderson Center for Justice and other community groups to stage a drive-thru food bank on Saturday, March 6 at the Arts Center of Mississippi in Downtown Jackson. A total of 2,400 packages will be distributed curbside at the intersection of Lamar Street and Pascagoula directly between the Arts Center of Mississippi and Convention Center Complex. This first-come, first-served offering will begin at 11:00 AM and include a 20-pound box of non-perishable food items, 10-pound bag of chicken, a 7-pound assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, and bottled water.

WSBA BILLING ADJUSTMENTS FOR REPAIRS

  • Citizens who have experienced a significant leak or loss of water due to a plumbing issue or busted pipes during this past week should retain copies of the plumbing statements upon repair to provide to WSBA for consideration of an adjustment to your bill.
  • To qualify for a leak adjustment, simply bring a copy of your plumbing receipt or a receipt for parts purchased to the Applications Counter at WSBA.  One of our customer services representatives will be happy to assist you.  Please call 601-960-2000 for any additional information.

PHONE LINES

  • The volume of calls to 311 is still high. We ask that residents please leave a message stating their full name, phone number, address and situation. In addition to 311, residents can also call 601-960-1111 or 601-960-1778.
  • All water meter issues should be directed to 601-960-2000.

WATER MAIN BREAKS/LEAKS

  • The following locations have been reported by constituents of the city of Jackson. *Note, these also have to be confirmed as actual water main breaks. Once confirmed, they will then have MS 811 Locate requested. The following have not been repaired as of 3/5/2021:
  1. GARDEN PL & ORCHARD VIEW DR
  2. 411 W CAPITAL ST  &  NEAR ALABAMA ST- CONFIRMED​
  3. LENOX DR & RIDGEWOOD RD
  4. 5726 BAYBERRY DR —​(CONFIRMED) – REOPEN ON OLD CUT
  5. 4227 HANOVER PL
  6. 1860 PATTON AVE
  7. 16 ROBINHOOD RD ​
  8. FOREST HILL RD & COOPER RD
  • The following locations have been confirmed as actual water main breaks and the MS 811 Locate requested. They have not been repaired as of 3/5/2021:
  1. E PASCAGOULA ST & LAMAR ST – ​(MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 02/21/2021) —REPAIRING PER RJ- SATURDAY 03/06/2021
  2. FIRST AVE & BUENA VISTA – CONFIRMED —- (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED ON 3/4/2021)
  3. 209 E CAPITAL – (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED REMARK 03/03/2021 – REPAIRING SATURDAY 03/06/2021 PER RJ
  4. N ALABAMA AVE & W CAPITAL ST  ​(MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 03/05/2021)
  5. 927 BLOOM ST  – (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 03/05/2021)
  6. 203 E MONUMENT ST – (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 03/5/2021)
  7. W WOODROW WILSON AVE & MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR – (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 03/05/2021)
  8. 510 WESTBRIDGE COVE, BYRAM -(MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 03/05/2021)
  9. 5247 NANTUCKETT DR – (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 03/05/2021)
  10. 1716 MCGEE ST – (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 3/5/2021)
  11. 611 CHELSEA DR & UPPER DARBY  – (MS 811 LOCATE REQUESTED 03/05/2021)
  • The following water main breaks/ leaks have been repaired as of 3/5/2021:
  1. 2236 MEAGAN DR
  2. 3006 CHARLESTON DR
  3. EDGEWOOD ST & EUCLID AVE
  4. 5440 HIGHLAND DR
  5. 3724 MONTROSE CIRCLE (3 Leaks Total Same Street) 3739 and 3748
  6. DULING AVE & OLD CANTON RD
  7. 622 DULING AVE
  8. 124 ASHCOT CIRCLE
  9. RHYMES PLACE & EASTBOURNE
  10. 3906 RESTBROOK PLACE
  11. 1154 GREYMONT AVENUE
  12. 4893 CHURCH-HILL DR
  13. 206 PRENTISS STREET
  14. 218 COLUMBUS ST
  15. FORTIFICATION ST AND MAPLE ST
  16. 4021 OAKLAWN DR
  17. 1045 AVONDALE ST
  18. LONGINO ST & FORTIFICATION ST
  19. 354 E MAYS ST ​
  20. 4235 HANOVER PLACE​
  21. 3853 TYRONE DR
  22. 350 SAMUEL BAILEY DR
  23. 337 BARNES ST
  24. 5939 BAXTER DR
  25. 2382 HWY 80
  26. 607 S JEFFERSON ST – SAME AS S JEFFERSON ST & E SOUTH ST NEAR JACKSON ICE
  27. 931 UNION ST
  28. W CAPITAL ST & LOINGINO ST ​
  29. 857 N JEFFERSON ST
  30. W CAPITAL ST & 144 BRADLEY ST
  31. CLEVELAND AVE/HILL AVE
  32. CAPITAL ST & LONGINO ST ​
  33. 1614 JONES AVE
  34. CLAIBORNE ST & ST CHARLES ST
  35. 1600/1645 BLAIR ST
  36. VALLEY ST NEAR ROBINSON ST ACROSS FROM PERKINS FOUNDATION  ​
  37. OAK DALE ST & WHOLESALE RD​​
  38. 2919 MARWOOD DR
  39. 1600/1609 FIRST AVE
  40. DEWITT AVE/BAILEY AVE
  41. E. MITCHELL AVE/N MILL ST
  42. W MAYES ST & 3243 EDWARDS AVE
  43. 330 GLENDALE AND BAILEY AVE
  44. 3242 ROSEMARY ST
  45. 726 ALVAREDO ST
  46. 1200 RIDGEWAY ST & SAGE ST
  47. 3925/3927 BERKLEY DR
  48. 3503 DOWING ST/DUNBAR ST & DOWNING ST
  49. 920 WHITWORTH ST
  50. 544 LAUNCELOT RD​
  51. 711 BENNING RD
  52. 940 MEADOW BROOK RD
  53. 975 ROYAL OAK DR
  54. 2310/2320 TWIN LAKES CIRCLE
  55. 3715 GREENWICH ST
  56. HOLLY HILL DR  & OLD LAKE RD
  57. 327 S DENVER ST
  58. OLD CANTON RD & GLEN WAY DR
  59. 200 S LAMAR ST
  60. LANGLEY ST & GUDICI ST
  61. 738 CHESTNUT ST
  62. 4318 COUNCIL CIRCLE
  63. 209 E CAPITAL ST
  64. LILLY ST & CLOVER HILL
  65. VIOLET ST & POCAHONTAS AVE
  66. 2033 WILL O WISP WAY
  67. 304 N CONGRESS ST
  68. 212 AUTUMN RIDGE DR
  69. TUDOR ST & CORLEY AVE
  70. 6230 WOODSTOCK DR
  71. CHENNAULT AVE & LINDSEY DR

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