August 11, 2022

Jackson residents encouraged to conserve water

Morgan Howard

The City of Jackson is asking residents to conserve water where possible.
The city said that crews are working on necessary repairs at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant. They announced that they are currently troubleshooting two of the four eight million-gallon water pumps at the plant.
One of the pumps was pulled offline Tuesday and is in a shop being repaired. They said a second pump will be pulled tomorrow.
They said there is also an issue they are monitoring with the conventional traveling screen. (That they will tackle
These issues have led to a decrease in water pressure.
To ensure the system can maintain adequate pressure and volume, the city is asking that residents conserve water where possible.
The City is requesting residents observe the following water conservation practices until further notice.
  • Do not water lawns between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Do not wash down sidewalks, driveways, etc.
  • Refrain from washing cars
  • Reduce draining and refilling of swimming pools
  • Only wash full loads of clothes and dishes
  • Take showers instead of baths.
The City of Jackson said,
“We appreciate your help as we continue to make needed upgrades and repairs to our system. We will keep residents advised of important developments and continue to provide bottled water at distribution sites as needed.”

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