South Jackson switching to well water system as crews search for water line break

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson is temporarily switching to the well water system in south Jackson as crews work to locate a 42-inch water line break.

The change will allow the city’s water system to recharge and alleviate low-water pressure in areas of south Jackson and the City of Byram, officials said.

Customers may experience discoloration and changes in taste and odor due to the well water mixing with surface water. City officials said it safe to drink and use.

The city is asking all residents to use voluntary water conservation measures until the issue is resolved. 

While the voluntary water conservation notice is in effect, all water system customers are strongly urged to eliminate nonessential uses of water, which include the following:

  • The use of hoses, sprinklers or other means for sprinkling or watering of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or other vegetation.
  • The use of water for washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer houses or other type of mobile equipment.
  • The washing of streets, driveways, parking lots, service station aprons, office buildings, exterior of homes, sidewalks, apartments or other outdoor surfaces.
  • The operation of an ornamental fountain or other structures making a similar use of water.
  • The use of water for filling swimming or wading pools.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 601.960.2723 or 601.960.1777.

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