Potable and non-potable water still available this weekend

Potable and non-potable water still available this weekend
(Source: KAIT-TV)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - As the city of Jackson continues to recover from the winter water crisis, local leaders and groups continue to give out food and water.

For its, part, on Saturday and Sunday, the city of Jackson will be distributing non-potable water at Forest Hill High School. A tanker will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, some bottled water giveaways also will be going on. Those include:

  • Griffith Memorial Baptist Church, 5275 Terry Rd., 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday
  • Siwell Road Church of Christ, 4057 S. Siwell Rd., 1 p.m., Saturday
  • Life Changers Community Fellowship, 4210 Metro Dr., 1 p.m., Sunday

A drive-through food bank also will be open Saturday, March 6, beginning at 11 a.m., at the intersection of Lamar Street and Pascagoula Street in downtown Jackson. It will continue until supplies run out.

The food bank is sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council, the Reuben V. Anderson Center for Justice, and other community groups. In all, 2,400 packages are expected to be distributed curbside, according to a city news release.

Packages will include 20 pounds of food, including a 10-pound bag of chicken, a 7-pound assortment of fruits and vegetables, and bottled water.

The event is first-come, first-serve.

Jackson city officials say they continue to make progress in restoring water and repairing main breaks caused by the storm.

Through Friday, just eight confirmed main breaks remained. Another 11 unconfirmed breaks also were being looked into.

Confirmed breaks include:

  • Garden Place and Orchard View Drive
  • 411 W. Capital St., near Alabama St.
  • Lenox Drive and Ridgewood Road
  • 5726 Bayberry Drive
  • 4227 Hanover Place
  • 1860 Patton Avenue
  • 16 Robinhood Road
  • Forest Hill Road and Cooper Road

To report a main break, call 311. Call volumes remain high and customers are asked to leave a message stating their full names, phone numbers, addresses and situations.

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