(Jackson, Miss.) – The boil water advisory issued on Friday, January 24, 2020, remains in effect while work continues at the water intake structure at the Barnett Reservoir near the OB Curtis Water Treatment Plant. The water conservation advisory was lifted on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
The City of Jackson collected water samples from throughout the water distribution system on Sunday, January 26, 2020. These samples were delivered to the Mississippi Department of Health for immediate testing.
The City of Jackson is working with Specialty Diving of Louisiana, Inc. to remove sediment and debris which has accumulated over time in the raw water lines, restricting the flow of water into the OB Curtis Plant.
Production at the water treatment plants on Sunday allowed storage levels in the elevated water tanks and the pressure in the water distribution system to be restored. We anticipate that we will be able to maintain consistent pressures in the water distribution system while this work is being performed.
Test results are anticipated to be available this afternoon. The boil water advisory will be lifted once test results confirm that the water is safe for potable use.
We will continue to provide updates to the citizens of the City of Jackson as this work progresses.