Water Pressure Being Restored In Jackson, Problems Not Over

Residents of Jackson, Mississippi on Sunday were still facing a water crisis – nearly a week after flooding in the Pearl River damaged the city's water system.

  • Though water service is slowly being restored, residents must still boil water before using it.
  • Total plant output for the O.B. Curtis Water Plant, at the center of the system failure, on Saturday increased to 86 pounds per square inch – approaching the city’s goal of at least 87 PSI.
  • “The outlook is very stable,” the city said in the statement. “However, additional challenges as repairs and adjustments are made do leave the potential for fluctuations in progress.”
  • Nearly 150,000 people have been without water for about a week.


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