JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Tuesday, the City of Jackson released an update on the Jackson Maddox Well System.
According to leaders, the Siwell Road well was put back online with a temporary pump on Saturday, May 22. Contractors are working to find a permanent replacement pump for the well, along with some other additional parts. A timeline for the second part of this repair will be forthcoming. In the meantime, water service has been restored to this area.
The contractor has now moved on to the TV Road well to assess the cause of its failure. The contractor determined that the bottom shaft of the well piping structure broke, and needs to be replaced. The contractor is evaluating the pump, motor, and other components of the well to ensure they are functioning properly. The contractor is searching for a temporary well pump while the assessment and ordering of parts is being conducted. Leaders anticipate having additional information on Wednesday regarding a timeline for water restoration at TV Road.
The system serves 16,000 well water connections in South Jackson and Byram. Leaders estimate 2,000 connections have been impacted by the disruptions to the wells. Until all repairs are complete, customers in the impacted areas, particularly those at higher elevations, may continue to experience low or no water pressure.