Businesses forced to close after 20-inch water main break in Byram
Boil water notice has been issued, impacting about 40 connections.
BYRAM, Miss. (WLBT) - Businesses in Byram are currently without water after a 20-inch water main break occurred near the intersections of Siwell and Terry Road in front of Chick-fil-A.
Crews have turned off water supplying the pipeline and heavy equipment is already on the scene to begin the repair.
Mayor Richard White says he hopes patchwork will be completed by Wednesday night.
In the meantime, several businesses, including Chick-fil-A, were forced to close due to the lack of water.
White estimates that more than a dozen businesses have been impacted.
“It’s going to cost us not only Byram tax money, but it’s going to cost businesspeople money,” he said. “It’s hard enough to make a living in business nowadays without having all the extra stuff going on that should be handled because you pay for it.”
White says Wednesday’s break is the 11th break in the pipeline running under Siwell and is only a few hundred feet from another break that was repaired only days ago.
“It’s not going to happen today or tomorrow, but we need to be working toward getting this stopped,” he said.
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for connections impacted by the break. Those areas are shown below:
- 7200-7399 Siwell Rd.
- 200-499 Handley Blvd.
- 1-199 Byram Dr.
- 1000 Spring Lake Blvd.
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