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National Guard troops assisting with water distribution Thurs., see locations

Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 at 8:07 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Water distribution will look a bit different at four Jackson area schools Thursday.

As promised by Governor Tate Reeves, National Guard troops will be assisting with providing non-potable or non-drinking water to Mississippi without the resource.

Soldiers will be helping distribute non-potable water from tanker trucks.

The freezing temperatures from last week’s storm broke the city’s age-old water system, requiring major repairs.

Here are the non-potable water distribution sites open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Provine High School - 2400 Robinson St, Jackson, MS 39209

Calloway High School - 601 Beasley Rd, Jackson, MS 39206

Forest Hill High School - 2607 Raymond Rd, Jackson, MS 39212

Parking lot across the street from Walton Elementary School - 3200 Bailey Ave, Jackson, MS 39213

Hosted by the city, here are the other locations where you can find non-potable water Thursday:

10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Jackson Fire Department Station 1 – 555 West St. Jackson, MS 39201

Jackson Fire Department Station 7 – 4265 North State St. Jackson, MS 39206

Jackson Fire Department Station 10 – 355 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS 39213

Jackson Fire Department Station 24 – 1240 Wiggins Rd., Jackson, MS 39203

12:30 p.m.

New Vineyard Church - 4207 Rainey Road, Jackson, MS 39212

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Metrocenter Mall (parking lot) – 3645 Hwy 80 Jackson, MS 39204

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Raines Elementary School – 156 N Flag Chapel Road, Jackson, MS 39209

The city remains under a boil water notice and officials are asking people who do have water to conserve it to help get the system back online faster.

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