VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen may have to declare emergency repairs to a sewer pumping station US 80.

The Vicksburg Post reported the pump allows sewage to flow to a wastewater treatment plant on Rifle Range Road. Public Works Director Garnet Van Norman said the pipes inside the 40-year-old pump are coming loose.

The newspaper wrote that state bid law would allow the city to bypass normal bid procedures to make the repairs sooner.