Jackson Public Works director provides update on repairs to Siwell Road well

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Public Works Director Dr. Charles Williams provided an update Thursday on the repairs to the Siwell Road well.

Williams said it still may take a couple days for it to be fully repaired, but progress is being made.

“The well has been disassembled, and we have discovered that there is a bad pump. So a contractor is working to secure a new pump. It may take a couple of days in order for us to get back in place,” said Williams.

A temporary water pump will be placed at the Jackson Maddox Well Water System and hopefully have the water restored. Once the temporary pump is in place and in service, contractors will assess the TV Road well to determine its cause of failure. Leaders expect to place another temporary pump at this location.

According to the city, the Jackson Maddox Well System serves approximately 16,000 well water connections primarily in South Jackson and the City of Byram. It is estimated that 2,000 connections are currently impacted by this disruption. As the system continues to operate on only four wells, customers, particularly those at higher elevations, can expect to experience low or no water pressure in the impacted areas.

There will be water available for pick up at Fire Station #23, located at 2640 Raymond Road, beginning Friday, May 21, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. One case of bottled water will be provided per vehicle.

The updated boil water advisory issued on Tuesday, May 18, is still in effect. The conservation notice released on Monday, May 17, for the entire Jackson Maddox Well Water System also remains in place. 

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