UPDATED: Water, Electricity Restored After O.B. Curtis Plant Fire | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

UPDATED: Water, Electricity Restored After O.B. Curtis Plant Fire

An electrical fire broke out at OB Curtis Water Treatment Plant this morning, shutting down two high service pumps and the entire plant. The loss of pressure in the system requires the City of Jackson to issue a boil water notice for all surface water connections. Photo courtesy City of Jackson

An electrical fire broke out at OB Curtis Water Treatment Plant this morning, shutting down two high service pumps and the entire plant. The loss of pressure in the system requires the City of Jackson to issue a boil water notice for all surface water connections. Photo courtesy City of Jackson

The City of Jackson posted the following verbatim message regarding water outages after a fire at O.B. Curtis WTP this morning:

The electrical issue at O.B. Curtis WTP has been isolated and all electricity and water production have been fully restored. Residents should start seeing an improvement in their water pressure by this evening and into the night.

Again the loss of pressure in the system requires the City to issue a boil water notice for all surface water connections.

A media availability will be held with Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Public Works Director Dr. Charles Williams at City Hall (219 South President Street) at 1p.m. Central.

The City of Jackson has arranged two drinking water distribution sites beginning at 4:00 p.m. this evening, Friday, April 30.

Forest Hill High School (parking lot)

2607 Raymond Road

Jackson, MS 39212

Metrocenter Mall (main entrance)

3645 Hwy 80 West

Jackson, MS 39209

Senior, disabled and other homebound residents should call 311 or 601-960-1111 for water delivery.

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