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Water system update: Tuesday, September 6

Posted on September 6, 2022

(Jackson, Miss.) – The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at a steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 86 PSI. The margin of storage that was built over the weekend has decreased some over the past 24 hours. We have maintained stable storage in the clear wells at the plant. However, we haven’t been able to push as much into the overhead tanks as preferred. We are currently producing stable pressure, but if a challenge arises with plant operation today it will likely impact customers.
We do currently have water in all storage tanks, but the Suncrest Tank is at a lower level than preferred. All of Jackson should have pressure and most are now experiencing normal pressure.
If you are experiencing discolored water or no pressure please report using this tool This will allow us to track any remaining issues and address them. We are currently monitoring this information to respond as needed.
Significant progress was made in restoring the solids treatment process yesterday. Progress was also made validating and calibrating lab and monitoring equipment.
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. The focus today is on continuing to restore the sludge plant to full operation to remove sediment from conventional treatment process. Work also continues to improve plant process controls.

Investigative sampling has begun today to get an indication of water quality. This is to determine when sampling can begin to clear the boil water notice. This is contingent upon sustained pressure. We will need two rounds of clear samples to be able to remove the boil water notice.

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