Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1551. This order will go into effect at 5 p.m. on April 30, 2021. This new executive order repeals all prior orders.
An electrical fire broke out at OB Curtis Water Treatment Plant this morning, shutting down two high service pumps and the entire plant. The loss of pressure in the system requires the City of Jackson to issue a boil water notice for all surface water connections.
The City of Jackson has officially received clearance from the Mississippi State Department of Health to lift the precautionary boil water notice on its 43K surface water connections served by the OB Curtis and JH Fewell Water Treatment Plants.
Today, the City of Jackson released details of its Citywide Water Giveaway to be held at eight different locations across the City on Thursday, March 11 beginning at 3 p.m. until water is depleted.
The City of Jackson has officially received clearance to lift the precautionary boil water notice on its 16K well water connections. This primarily impacts residents in South Jackson and the City of Byram.
Beginning today, those eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Mississippi will now include all persons 50 years of age and older.
"Now is not the time to let our guard down. Healthcare experts continue to advise that we are not yet at a place to remove masks. The continued evidence of COVID-19 variants supports this recommendation."
Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1549. This order will go into effect at 5 p.m. on March 3rd and stay in effect until March 31.
Verbatim statement: We had a very good day on Friday, but today the City’s water distribution system struggled to maintain consistent pressure. Pressure levels fluctuated throughout the day reaching a psi in the high 70s, but failed to maintain a consistent enough pressure to allow sustainable flow throughout the city.
The City of Jackson is issuing the following updates for Thursday, February 25, 2021, related to the impacts of recent winter weather on the City and the efforts being made.