Although the water has been largely restored, there is still a warning of boiling water, which prevents some residents from using water for cooking or washing. Jackson officials plan to provide surface water samples to the Mississippi State Department of Health in the coming days to ensure the boiling water warning can be lifted, a press release said Saturday. the city.
The tanks have continued to fill up after the cold caused several leaks and breakages, depleting the city’s water supply.
The city hopes to leave the samples starting Sunday or Monday, so that the boiling water precautionary warning that is still in effect for those using water from the city’s 43,000 connections can be lifted, according to the statement. At least 120 samples from various locations in the city will have to pass the sampling tests for two consecutive days in order for the boiling water warning to be lifted.
The city of Jackson on Wednesday withdrew a water warning warning for boiling the 16,000 connections served by the Jackson Maddox Well System, according to the statement.