FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2021
UPDATE REGARDING JACKSON MADDOX WELL WATER
SYSTEM DISRUPTIONS AT SIWELL & TV ROADS
Public Works Crew & Contractors Onsite; Precautionary Boil Water Advisory to Be Expanded;
Water Distribution Scheduled for 4pm TODAY; Media Availability TODAY at 3:15pm in Hood Building
(JACKSON, MS) – The Siwell Road and TV Road wells on the Jackson Maddox Well Water System remain offline. The Department of Public Works crew together with outside contractors are onsite today at the Siwell Road well working to determine what repairs need to be made to bring this well back online first. The Siwell Road well is a larger well that distributes more water into the system.
Based on the current best case scenario assessment, Friday, May 21 is the earliest the Siwell Road Well may be back online and fully operational. Draining of the well and additional assessments are needed before a more definitive timeline can be shared.
The Jackson Maddox Well System serves approximately 16K well water connections primarily in South Jackson and the City of Byram. As the system continues to operate on only four wells, customers, particularly those at higher elevations, can expect to experience low or no water pressure in the impacted areas near these wells.
Precautionary Boil Water Advisory & Conservation Notice:
The precautionary boil water advisory issued on Monday, May 17 as a result of the TV Road well disruption will be expanded to also include areas impacted by the Siwell Road well disruption. These updated details will be sent separately.
The previously released conservation notice for the entire Jackson Maddox Well Water System remains in place.
The City of Jackson Department of Constituent Services has arranged for a water distribution at 4pm today at Siwell Road Middle School located at 1983 N Siwell Rd, Jackson, MS 39209. Bottled water will be available.
Dr. Charles Williams, Director of Public Works for the City of Jackson will hold a brief media availability TODAY at 3:15pm in the Warren G. Hood Building, 200 S. President St. Jackson, MS 3920.