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Water Main Break Causing Citywide Water Issues, Need to Boil Water

Over 60,000 Jackson residents are under a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice according to the City of Jackson. Several people are reporting there is no water. Trip Burns/File Photo

Over 60,000 Jackson residents are under a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice according to the City of Jackson. Several people are reporting there is no water. Trip Burns/File Photo Photo by Trip Burns/File Photo

The Jackson mayor's office issued the following release, reprinted verbatim

PWS 250008 (#1) PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

Due to the recent losses in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the ALL SURFACE WATER CONNECTIONS on our drinking water system. Zip Codes affected are as follows:

39201

39202

39203

39204

39206

39211

39213

39216

39217

39209 - SURFACE WATER ONLY

39212 - SURFACE WATER ONLY

39272 - SURFACE WATER ONLY

THE BACKUP MADDOX ROAD WELL SYSTEM IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS NOTICE.

This notice affects approximately 60,000 connections on our drinking water system.

This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does mean that you must take precaution and boil your water before use. All customers are advised to boil their drinking water until adequate pressure is restored to the system. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute for the following: cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks feeding pets, washing dishes and all other consumption.

RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE ADVISORY IS LIFTED. For more information, customers may call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1778 (or 601-9601875) after 4:00 p.m. and on weekends.

There are some areas that are without water including the Fondren Area. The Department of Public Works is working to get water restored as soon as possible.

BYRAM OFFICIALS: Please help us notify your residents (all Byram connections EAST of I-55 South are SURFACE WATER CONNECTIONS).

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