Jackson Water Crisis: Water has been restored; affected areas under boil water advisory
Jackson Water Crisis: Water has been restored; affected areas under boil water advisory.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – According to a tweet from Mayor Tony Yarber, all water has been restored to the City of Jackson.
The city of Jackson tweeted Saturday morning saying contractors worked over night on the water line repair, located on Forest Avenue.
Governor Bryant has prepared a State of Emergency, which has already been drafted, just in case repairs don’t go as planned.
MEMA says repairs should not last for more than 30 hours.
Public Works Director Jerriot Smash announced that a 48-inch transmission line concrete pipe is the major problem they are dealing with.
Smash also said that all 3 breaks running at the same time has strained the water system in Jackson.
Emergency Manager Deputy Chief Brandon Falcon said the fire department is well-prepared and they are used to moving water with previous water main breaks.
To accommodate the approximately 300 students who will be on campus over the weekend, Student Affairs will deliver bottled water to all residence halls, and portable toilets will be rented and placed throughout campus because of low-water pressure in restrooms.
City officials said that a "triangle area" will be affected by this outage.