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Water system update: Sunday, September 4

Posted on September 4, 2022

For Immediate Release:

September 4, 2022
(Jackson, Miss.) – The O.B. Curtis Water Plant again made significant gains overnight and into this morning. The total plant output has increased to 90 PSI. This is exceeding our goal of 87 PSI or better. The outlook continues to be positive. However, additional challenges as repairs and adjustments are made do leave potential for  fluctuations in progress.  
All tanks saw increased storage levels overnight. Multiple tanks are approaching full. We no longer have any tanks at low levels. All of Jackson should now have pressure and most are now experiencing normal pressure.
Work continues in the plant today on both the membrane and conventional systems with city staff and mutual aid teams from Georgia and Florida rural water associations. Today, repair and maintenance work continue at the O.B. Curtis plant to increase water quantity and water quality. Membrane Plant Train #5 was restored to service yesterday which allows for Membrane Train #3 to be cycled to cleaning today. Today, the focus is on restoring the sludge plant to full operation. The work to repair the Anhydrous Ammonia tank leak continued through night. It is expected to be complete today.
If you are experiencing discolored water or no pressure please alert us using this online reporting tool This will allow us to track any remaining issues and address them. 
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 remove the boil water notice. We will alert residents as soon as this happens. 
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