CITY ADDRESSES RECENT WATER CONCERNS

September 5, 2013 in News, Top Stories

The Misssissippi Link Newswire 

 The City of Jackson issued the following statement regarding the current discoloration of city water: 
The City of Jackson Surface Water System is currently experiencing a temporary widespread discolored water occurrence in our distribution system. The City is investigating the cause of the water’s tint.  However, despite the water’s appearance, it is still safe to drink and currently there is not a boil water notice as a result of these events.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
 
The discolored water being experienced during this discolored water episode is SAFE TO DRINK. Your water continues to meet all State and federal drinking water standards for public health and safety. NO BOIL WATER ALERT IS IN EFFECT.
 
What is being done to fix the situation?
City crews are aggressively flushing lines to remove the discolored water from the affected areas.
What should I do during this discolored water occurrence?
We ask that you avoid using your washing machine and dishwasher until the water clears to avoid discoloration of your clothes, washing machines, and dishwasher.
 
The City of Jackson provides Red-B-Gone to our customers to remove the stains from white clothes and plumbing fixtures when requested.
 
For more information, customers may call the following numbers:
 
Action Line                    311                                   Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
 
Water Maintenance    601.960.1777                    Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
                                     601.960.1778  
Water Lab                   601.960.2723                    Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
After 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and on weekends, please call 601-960-1875