For Immediate Release:
September 5, 2022
All of Jackson should now have pressure and most are now experiencing normal pressure.
(Jackson, Miss.) – The O.B. Curtis Water Plant held steady overnight and into this morning. The total plant output is currently meeting our goal of 87 PSI. Higher water pressure at the plant results in improved water pressure for customers on the system. The outlook continues to be positive. However, additional challenges as repairs and adjustments are made leave potential for fluctuations in progress.
All tanks maintained storage levels overnight. We currently do not have any tanks at low levels. All of Jackson should now have pressure and most are now experiencing normal pressure.
If you are experiencing discolored water or no pressure, please report using this tool https://arcg.is/0LDmjb
. This will allow us to track any remaining issues and address them. We are currently monitoring this information to respond as needed.
Yesterday, the liquid soda ash feed was re-established and progress was made in improving and restoring the solids treatment process. The membrane plant capacity increased significantly due to completed repairs. Work continues in the plant today on both the membrane and conventional systems with city staff and mutual aid teams from Mississippi and Georgia rural water associations. We also have staff assisting from the Louisiana State Department of Health. The focus today is on continuing to restore the sludge plant to full operation. The Anhydrous Ammonia tank leak has been stopped.
We are hopeful that we will be able to begin the sampling process midweek. This is contingent upon sustained pressure. We will need two rounds of clear samples to be able to lift the boil water notice.