Several streets under boil water advisory after water main break on Jefferson Street

Photo: WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — After a large water main break near the intersection of Jefferson Street and Manship Street, several nearby roads are under a boil water advisory.

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, the City of Jackson issued an advisory due to the recent loss in pressure.

Crews repair water main break on Jefferson Street on June 22, 2017. (Photo: WJTV)

Below is the list of streets affected:

  • [1000-1299] N. Jefferson Street; 39202
  • [900-999] Manship Street
  • [900-1099] Carlisle Street
  • [1200-1299] Poplar Boulevard
  • Kenwood Place

MSDH says this affects about 50 connections. Residents and businesses will be notified once the advisory is lifted.

Below are som tips on what to do during the advisory from the health department:


  • Do not drink tap water while the water system is under a boil water advisory.
  • Do not drink from water fountains in parks, public or private buildings that receive water from the affected system.
  • Do not use ice unless it has been made with boiled water. Freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria.
  • Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks.


  • Wash your dishes in boiled water, or use paper plates for the next few days.
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water since they may have been exposed to affected water from grocery store sprayers.
  • Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.
  • Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
  • Cook with tap water if the food will be boiled for at least one minute.


  • Properly chlorinated water in swimming pools is safe.
  • Fish in aquariums are not affected.
  • Bringing water to a rolling boil for one minute will inactivate all major types of harmful bacteria.

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