Effective June 30, 2020: Per the Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order, individuals in the City of Jackson are required to wear a face covering in public. Business owners must require all parties (employees, patrons, etc.) to wear a face covering. Businesses found in violation will be shutdown for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Alerts Customers to Sanitary Sewer Overflow/Bypass

Posted on June 10, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – On Monday, June 8, 2020, the City of Jackson issued an alert to customers in the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant area concerning a sanitary sewer overflow/bypass.

The overflow occurred as a result of excessive infiltration and inflow after the significant rain event on June 8, 2020. The City of Jackson responds to overflows in a manner consistent with state and federal standards. We are warning the public to avoid contact with the Pearl River from Savanna Street in Jackson to Swinging Bridge Road in Byram until the SSO/Bypass has ceased.

  • The SSO/Bypass is happening at the Savanna Street Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • This is a result of excessive flow coming from the wastewater collection system during the rain
    event on June 8, 2020.
  • SSO/Bypass flow is going to the Pearl River outside of the Savanna Street Waste Water
    Treatment Plant
  • Estimated volume can range from 5.0 MGD to 150 MGD.

If you have questions regarding the SSO/Bypass from the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant, please call the City’s Contract Operator, Veolia North America at (601) 372-3439.



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