JACKSON, Miss. – The city-wide boil water alert for Jackson has been lifted, but some Jackson neighborhoods are still under an advisory.
Village Drive, Norway Drive, Nordell Drive, Nisqually Road, Neering Trail, and Nimrod Circle, Nakoma Drive and Kirkley Drive.
“Yeah, that’s all we can do, what else are we going to do? I can’t even feed it to my dog, I’ve got to give my dog the water we buy from the store,” one Northwest Jackson neighbor said.
Orange and white barriers blocking holes in the roads is a sight all too familiar for this Jackson neighborhood, and the city tells us it’s because of water main breaks.
“I’ve seen potholes go into nearly ditches in the middle of the street,” Gloria Wynn told WJTV.
Wynn has lived on Nordell Drive for 40 years, and now she says bottled water for her home has become the norm.
“We quite frequently have boil water notices,” Wynn said.
Neighbors in this area tell me repairs on this street have become a cycle, one repair is made, then another is needed constantly keeping their water under boil alert.
“I’m not an engineer by any means, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that it’s coming from pipes that are constantly repaired, and not completely repaired,” Wynn said.
We are told crews have been by in the past few days assessing the damage to make repairs, something Wynn hopes is a more permanent solution to the problem.
“I believe the city has put forth an effort over the last few days, I am delighted to know that Mr. Andrew Boone–I reached out to him and he was indeed very accessible to me.”