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Jackson man says city won't help with water pressure problem

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Jackson man says city won't help with water pressure problem Jackson man says city won't help with water pressure problem
HINDS COUNTY - JACKSON -

Residents tell News Channel 12 a stretch of houses on State Street in Jackson has had low water pressure since February 2013.

"It's affected probably 10-12 of people in a certain block here," says Alan Black, whose water pressure is no more than a trickle.

Black tells us he has been complaining to the city about this problem for almost a year. He says someone came out to the area and put some markings on the street, but he says nothing has been done to fix the problem.

"We've been told that because it hasn't caused any problems in the street, that it's not a priority issue," says Black.

He tells News Channel 12 the city hasn't notified residents about possible health risks associated with low water pressure, "When there's loss in water pressure you're told to boil water; we have not received any notice about that."

The cold temperatures that swept through the Metro last week nearly shut off the water completely, he tells us. "It's gotten so bad since this cold snap that we hardly have any pressure at all."

Black says there is clean, fresh water gushing in a creek behind his neighbor's house, and he believes that is where his water is going.  

This water woe has been costing Black up to $50-a-week for bottled water to use for cooking and washing dishes.

We tried contacting city officials to see what they have to say about the issue, but so far, no response.

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