JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the City of Jackson announced a citywide boil water notice has been issued due to water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant.
According to officials, the notice affects all surface and well water customers. Mechanical issues with filtration equipment at the plant, combined with higher than normal demand due to high temperatures, has led to low water pressure in both systems.
Leaders said they have notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) about the issue.
Bottled water will be distributed to neighbors in need at the main entrance of the Metrocenter Mall beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The distribution will continue while supplies last. The bottled water will be limited to two cases per vehicle.
Neighbors may obtain potable water at any of the city’s fire stations. They are asked to bring a container to store the water.
Neighbors will be notified when the advisory has been lifted. For more information, customers may call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1778 (or 601-960-1875) after 4 p.m. and on weekends.