Jackson issues city-wide boil water notice

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Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 12:04 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The entire city of Jackson is under a boil water notice due to water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant, the city of Jackson says.

City officials are asking everyone in the city, surface and well water customers, to boil their water until further notice.

Friday’s notice comes days after the city issued a water conservation advisory, concerned about the added pressure an increased water demand would bring.

Here’s a media briefing city officials held Friday afternoon to address the issue.

The city says ongoing mechanical issues with filtration equipment at the plant, combined with higher than normal demand due to prolonged high temperatures, have led to low water pressure in both systems.

Once the pressure drops below 65 psi, the City of Jackson is required to issue a citywide notice.

Meanwhile, a water distribution site has been set up to accommodate residents with low or no water pressure.

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