Weekend Water Fix May Cause Pressure Loss


A large portion of Jackson will be without water next weekend while crews work to repair breaks in a large water main, city officials said Monday.

The planned outage will begin at 3 p.m. Friday and will last until 8 p.m. Sunday. A boil-water alert will follow for affected areas, city officials said.

The fix is for a 48-inch main on Forest Avenue that burst nearly three months ago. Public works officials said the pipe feeds all of south Jackson and parts of west Jackson.

Three companies have been contracted to make the repairs to three breaks, city officials said.

“Basically, if you experienced any issues on Feb. 10, during the last outage, we expect that you will more than likely experience issues this time as well,” said interim public works director Jerriot Smash. “Those issues are no water or no pressure.”

The city will distribute water from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and starting at 8 a.m. Saturday until supplies are exhausted at Precinct 1 on Cooper Road, at Metrocenter Mall and at Memorial Stadium. Jackson residents are also advised to stockpile water on their own before the outage begins.

Jackson residents are advised to go to the city’s website to sign up for code red alerts, which city officials said will providing updates throughout the weekend.

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