Boil water notice lifted for Jackson’s surface water connections


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson announced the precautionary boil water notice has been lifted for all surface water connections in the city.

The connections were placed under a temporary boil water notice after an electrical fire on Friday, April 30, 2021, at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. A few Jackson water customers served by wells were never ordered to boil their water.

A winter storm that coated large parts of the South in snow and ice in February caused machinery at one of Jackson’s water treatment plants to freeze. That left parts of the city without water for weeks, and the entire city remained under a boil water notice for a month because of low pressure.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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