"Drink Up, the Brown Water's Fine " by Jackblog | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS


Drink Up, the Brown Water's Fine

If after working out in the sweltering sun all day today, and you turned on your faucet for a cool drink only to get a glass full of brown of liquid, don't worry.

It's just a little "discoloration."

The city sent out a discolored water alert today after "experiencing a temporary widespread discolored water occurrence in our distribution system."

The water's perfectly imbibable, according to the release: "The discolored water being experienced during this discolored water episode is SAFE TO DRINK" and " Your water continues to meet all State and federal drinking water standards for public health and safety. NO BOIL WATER ALERT IS IN EFFECT."

City crews are "aggressively flushing lines" to make the water the right color again. In the meantime, you probably shouldn't wash your clothes or run your dishwasher, the city cautions. The city is handing out bottles of Red-B-Gone, a rust-stain remover, to citizens who request it.

Here are some helpful numbers:

Action Line 311
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Water Maintenance
601-960-1777 / 601-960-1778
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Water Lab
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

After 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and on weekends, please call 601-960-1875.


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