JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba held a news conference to address cold weather issues across the city.
Entergy Mississippi reported thousands of customers in the city are without power, largely due to trees or limbs falling on power lines due to the freezing rain. The mayor said crews are working to cut down limbs and make repairs.
When it comes to low water pressure in the city, leaders said they’re hopeful to start seeing improvements this weekend. The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division is still under a city-wide precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for all surface water connections. On Thursday, the city announced all well connections on the City of Jackson’s drinking water system were placed under a boil water notice.
To combat the water issues, bottled water and non-potable water will be available for residents.
POTABLE (DRINKING) WATER DISTRIBUTION
- Smith Wills Stadium – 1200 Lakeland Dr.
- Metrocenter Mall – 3645 US-80
- Will O Wood Community Center – 229 Lake Cove Dr.
- Precinct 1 (parking lot) – 810 Cooper Rd.
- Vergy P. Middleton Community Center – 3971 North Flag Chapel
- Jackson Police Academy – 3000 St. Charles St.
- ON FRIDAY – Byram Fire Station 130 Byram Pkwy – water will be distributed on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. while supplies last.
NON – POTABLE (NOT FOR DRINKING) WATER DISTRIBUTION
- Available on Friday. Details to be announced separately.
- If neighbors need non-potable water, they’re asked to bring containers.