Geyser from water main break on Manship Street damages home

Photo courtesy of Leah Heath

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A Jackson family has to make home repairs after water started shooting up in the air towards their house from a water main break.

Leah Heath said she and her husband woke up around 5 a.m. when they were awakened by what they thought was a bad storm outside. But when they looked outside, the noticed a geyser was shooting up about 40 to 50 feet in the air.

They’ve lived in their Manship Street home for about 16 years. Heath said the home was built the 1940s.

The water started hitting on one of the windows on the second story of the home, causing some of the water to get into the house.

Firefighters told Heath the hole in the street is about four feet deep.

Jackson crews were called to the scene to make repairs. Heath said it took about an hour for the water to be turned off.

Heath said this isn’t the first time they’ve had a water main break on their street.

She and her husband placed buckets out inside their home to catch the water. They plan on contacting their insurance company and the city to see what can be done about the damage.


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