This release came from the City this morning, verbatim:
Effective immediately, The City of Jackson has issued an emergency water conservation request for all customers served by the City’s Water System. The city’s Department of Public Works has determined that system-wide water conservation measures are needed at this time to allow the system to recharge and to improve areas of low water pressure. The city's water system is experiencing issues with high service pumps so there may be widespread water pressure loss.
While the emergency conservation notice is in effect, all water system customers are strongly urged to eliminate nonessential uses of water, which include the following:
· The use of hoses, sprinklers or other means for sprinkling or watering of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or other vegetation.
· The use of water for washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer houses or other type of mobile equipment.
· The washing of streets, driveways, parking lots, service station aprons, office buildings, exterior of homes, sidewalks, apartments or other outdoor surfaces.
· The operation of an ornamental fountain or other structures making a similar use of water.
· The use of water for filling swimming or wading pools.
The city greatly appreciates your assistance in ensuring that all customers will continue to receive safe, adequate and reliable water service.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 601.960.2723 or 601.960.1777.