UPDATE:

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi State Fairgrounds will conclude efforts to provide non-potable water to the public Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will continue to monitor the water situation and will resume providing access to non-potable water should the need arise.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Beginning Wednesday, December 28, the Mississippi State Fairgrounds will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide the public with access to non-potable water in order to assist with the current Jackson water situation. 

In making preparations to obtain water at the fairgrounds, the public should be aware of the following: 

  • You must enter the Mississippi State Fairgrounds at Gate 1, located at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Amite Street.  
  • You must bring your own containers with lids to fill. The Fairgrounds does not supply containers.  
  • You can begin accessing water today, December 28, at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Fairgrounds will be open for water container fill-up Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. until further notice.  
  • The Mississippi State Fairgrounds is located at 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, Miss.  
(Courtesy: Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce)

At this time, the Mississippi State Fairgrounds will be providing access to non-potable water only, not drinking or bottled water. Non-potable water is water that is use for flushing and purposes other than drinking.