Large water line break affecting JSU, some areas of south and central Jackson, city says

Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 9:27 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Crews continue the work they started yesterday to get this water line break repaired. Meanwhile, JSU students were forced to work virtually as several campus buildings experience little to no water pressure.

A spokesperson for the school tells us, “We are in contact with city officials and look forward to the resolution of this issue so that our students and employees can resume learning and working without interruption from their traditional and preferred in-person environment.”

The city of Jackson says the ongoing repairs are affecting four water tanks, one of which is depleted.

As a result, some residents like John Carter only have a trickle of water coming out of their faucets.

Carter says the lack of pressure doesn’t change his daily routine because he doesn’t trust what comes out of his tap anyway.

That’s why he always has cases of bottled water stacked up in his apartment.

“I don’t even use the water. I use bottled water. Last Monday, I went and looked in the commode and the water was brown. I turned the faucet on... and the water came out brown. So hey, I don’t even use it.”

A city spokesperson says the leak is in Jackson’s distribution system and is not connected to any issues with its treatment plants. Crews are expected to finish repairs sometime Thursday.

Below is a statement from the city about the water line break and repairs underway.

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