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 City requests residents conserve water where possible

Posted on August 9, 2022

For Immediate Release:

August 9, 2022

(Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson is requesting residents take efforts to conserve water as work crews make necessary repairs at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant. We are currently troubleshooting two of the four eight million-gallon water pumps at the plant. One of the pumps was pulled offline today and sent to the shop for repair. A second pump will be pulled tomorrow. We are also monitoring an issue with the conventional traveling screen. It is presently functioning but will need to be dealt with once the pumps are repaired.

These issues have led to a decrease in water pressure. To ensure the system can maintain adequate pressure and volume, we ask that residents conserve water where possible.

The City is requesting residents observe the following water conservation practices until further notice.

  • Do not water lawns between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Do not wash down sidewalks, driveways, etc.
  • Refrain from washing cars 
  • Reduce draining and refilling of swimming pools
  • Only wash full loads of clothes and dishes
  • Take showers instead of baths. 

We appreciate your help as we continue to make needed upgrades and repairs to our system. We will keep residents advised of important developments and continue to provide bottled water at distribution sites as needed.

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