Councilman Kenneth Stokes to host water giveaway Friday at 9 a.m.

Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 5:49 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Another water giveaway is slated for Friday morning, in the wake of the latest boil water notice issued for the city of Jackson.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes will be giving away water at 3450 Albermarle Rd., in Jackson.

The giveaway comes as the state of Mississippi imposes its own boil water notice on the city. This nearly a week after Jackson issued a city-wide boil water notice.

According to a statement from the City of Jackson on Thursday, the city’s water system has high turbidity (cloudiness) levels caused by lime.

“Due to these high levels of turbidity, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms,” the statement read.

Because of this, citizens are urged not to drink Jackson water without boiling it.

City officials say they are monitoring the city’s use of lime to ensure consistent levels are maintained.

The city will be distributing cases of bottled water at Sykes Park Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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