HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The City of Jackson has issued a boil-water alert for 6,000 customers after a water main was impacted during a traffic accident.
According to Public Works Director Robert Miller, a fire hydrant on Siwell Road was hit by a car during a traffic accident. The 16 inch water main was impacted, but there technically was not a break
Water is being restored now.
The boil-water alert affects all customers served by the City of Jackson Maddox Road wells, all neighborhoods located off Raymond Road past McDowell Road Ext, all neighborhoods located off Siwell Road in Jackson and Byram, the City of Byram: west of I-55 South and Subdivision #2
The Hinds County School District was informed by the City of Jackson that the Byram area (Gary Road Elementary, Gary Road Intermediate, and Byram Middle School) was experiencing low water pressure between Siwell and Raymond Road in Jackson.
According to the Hinds County School District, schools in this area are not being dismissed early at this time. Instead, students are being given bottled water and restrooms are available.
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 601-960-1875) after 4:00 p.m. and on weekends.