Four days and limited water for Hazlehurst residents

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Hazlehurst city crews were in the process of repairing drainage covers when a improperly placed water line was pulled. 

The city is asking people who live there to help out as crews deal with back-to-back water main breaks. 

I’m just asking the citizens to be just a little patient with us, and we’re gonna get you back online because believe me we want you back online the water is on, but steadily everybody using water, said Mayor Shirley Sandifer

This happened just days after C-SPIRE hit a water line on Georgetown Street and just before a snake fell on a power line supplying electricity to the shady grove water treatment plant. 

“We were already down from Mondays’ incident so that made us come down even more yesterday so it’s going to take a while for these tanks to build back up,” the Mayor said. 

WJTV was told the water line was improperly placed on top of the drainage covers and when crews were digging they pulled the line. 

Lucious Neal lives in Hazlehurst and said,  It started yesterday evening water pressure was real low and it started to get just real low and all of a sudden it just stopped.

They’re going to see low water pressure some of them may not see a little water but what it is we’re trying to get the water , the water is on but it’s going to take a while if that well to fill back up. the Mayor said.


The city is asking citizens to limit their water usage between 5 am to 9 am and 5pm to 11 pm to help refill their tanks and water wells. 

Ward 3 and a portion of Ward 2 are under a boil water notice until further notice.


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The mayor in Hazlehurst is asking citizens to limit water usage after two main breaks and temporary loss of power to one plant.

The city in partnership with the county and housing authority was in the process of replacing water covers.

However, the water line was placed on top of the covers and when crews were digging they pulled the line. 

This happened just days after C-SPIRE hit a water line on Georgetown street and just before a snake fell on a power line supplying electricity to the Shady Grove Water Treatment planet. 

The Mayor says the water is working and safe, however, they want residents to limit their water usage between 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 11 pm to help refill their tanks and water wells. 

The city is planning to repave 5 streets including Massengill Street where this break is located. 

The money for that project comes from a $1.5 million dollar bond. 

The fire department has an action plan in case of a potential fire. 

Sanderson Farms has been helpful in trying to restore water pressure. 

The entire city is being affected and some businesses are closing early.

Ward 3 and a portion of Ward 2 is under a boil water alert until further notice.

Mayor Shirley Sandifer apologies for the inconvenience and is hopeful with proper measures the water will be fully restored. 

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