For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2022
(Jackson, Miss.) – Due to complications from the Pearl River flooding, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is declaring a water system emergency as water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant are resulting in low or no water pressure for many Jackson customers. The water shortage is likely to last the next couple of days.
Contrary to some reports, the City is NOT cutting off water to residents.
The City remains in contact with the state Department of Health and the EPA over continued issues with the system. Residents are advised to call the City’s 311 line for additional information. The City will resume water distribution and update the media on times and locations.
A PDF copy of the emergency order can be found under the “Mayoral Executive Order” tab on the City website.