Jackson Boil Water Ban Lifted

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Published: January 17,2010

Tags: ban, boil water, JACKSON, water crisis

Harvey Johnson at Thursday's 11a.m. press conference

Harvey Johnson at Thursday

BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED FOR SURFACE WATER SYSTEM

Mayor Johnson announced during a press conference today that the Health Department reported that water samples taken from the city’s surface water system were all clear. The boil water notice for the approximately 175,000 residents on the surface water system is now lifted.

The well water system in southwest Jackson’s pressure is still building and when it reaches an acceptable level, testing will begin for it. City crews expect that testing should begin Monday. Residents on that system are still on a boil water notice. Please see the details below.

WELL SYSTEM PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

A precautionary boil water advisory is still in effect until further notice for all customers on the City’s well water system located in the southwestern part of the City and Hinds County. The city expects to begin pulling samples for testing Monday.

THIS ADVISORY AFFECTS APPROXIMATELY 16,267 CUSTOMERS that are served by the well system. The following locations are included:

• West of Westhaven Boulevard, in addition to North Westhaven Drive, East Westhaven Drive, South Westhaven Drive, Westwood Drive and Sunnybrook Drive
• South of Interstate 20, West of Robinson Road Extension
• West of Robinson Road Extension/Suncrest Drive to Cooper Road
• West and South of Forest Hill Road/West of Interstate 55
• Oak Creek Subdivision
• Cedar Hills Subdivision
• Brookhollow Subdivision
• Willowood Subdivision
• Lake Dockery Subdivision
• Oak Leaf Subdivision
• The city of Byram

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Water Update

This is a precautionary advisory. All customers are advised to boil their drinking water until adequate pressure is restored to the system. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute for the following: cooking or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks feeding pets, washing dishes and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering or washing clothes.

Crews will collect water samples to monitor the safety of the drinking water. It typically takes at least 24-48 hours to obtain the additional test results, so it is important for customers in the affected area to continue to boil water until further notice. Residents will be notified immediately when the advisory is lifted.

For more information, customers may call 601-960-2723, during business hours or 601-960-1777 (or 601-960-1875) after 5:00PM.

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