FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2021
UPDATE ON REPAIRS TO JACKSON MADDOX WELL SYSTEM
New Pump Installation Begins at Siwell Road Well, Temporary Pump Moved to TV Road Well, Precautionary Boil Water Notice in Effect for Impacted Area
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Repair work has again commenced at the Siwell Road and TV Road wells on the Jackson Maddox Well Water System. Residents in the impacted areas, particularly those at higher elevations, can expect disruptions in their service until all repairs are complete.
Siwell Road Well
The City of Jackson’s contractor began work early this morning to remove the temporary pump that has been in service at the Siwell Road Well and replace it with a brand new pump. This well will remain offline as work continues over the next few days with an anticipated completion of Thursday, June 10, 2021, weather permitting.
TV Road Well
An additional crew was also onsite today to take the temporary pump from Siwell Road Well and install it at the TV Road Well. This installation should be completed by tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, weather permitting. This temporary pump will assist in adding additional water into the well system while the Siwell Road well is offline.
Another new pump has been secured for the TV Road Well, however, delivery is anticipated in about a week. A further update and timeline for its installation at TV Road will be provided at that time.
Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the impacted areas and will remain in place until the repairs at the Siwell Road well are completed and two days of testing are approved by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The Jackson Maddox Well System is comprised of six wells and serves approximately 16K well water connections primarily in South Jackson and the City of Byram. It is estimated that approximately 2,000 connections have been impacted by recent disruptions at the Siwell Road and TV Road wells. We continue to ask that residents on the Jackson Maddox Well System continue to conserve water to lessen the burden on their neighbors.