JXN Water Traffic Advisory Issued for Vardaman Street and Mitchell Street

JXN Water announces temporary road closures will begin today, Wednesday, February 28, 2024, for sewer line repairs in two areas.

Locations: Vardaman Street and Mitchell Street

Details: JXN Water’s sewer contractor will be blocking the road at Vardaman Street between Bailey Avenue and Gordon Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contractor will also be blocking the road at Mitchell Street between North West Street and North Mills Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drivers are reminded to slow down, avoid distractions and be on high alert for roadside workers during the closure.

JXN Water Supports SB2628, Recommends Amendments and Fund Appropriation

JXN Water supports efforts to establish future governance for the water system and will work with legislators on recommended amendments.

“After reviewing SB 2628, I believe this is a great foundation. It appears that many of the comments I provided during the last session regarding the bill introduced in 2023 were taken to heart and this bill now includes many of the suggestions I made at that time,” said Ted Henifin, interim third party manager for JXN Water. “The bill identifies a need for appropriations but I recommend defining a specific dollar figure to fund start-up costs for the authority be included in the FY 2025 state budget.

The ITPM supports many of the bill’s key elements:

  • All Federal funds received to date to be spent according to the direction of the ITPM and the Court

 

  •  The bill authorizes the new regional authority to purchase the water and sewer assets from the City of Jackson at fair market value

 

  •  The new regional authority assumes ownership and operations and maintenance upon the date of termination of the Order or earlier as ordered by the Court

 

  •  The new authority is governed by a nine-member board from very specific constituencies (5 appointed by the Governor and 4 appointed by the Lt. Governor) that must be ratepayers of the system

 

  •  The authority can set rates but are subject to the Mississippi Public Service Commission review

The amendments sought by the ITPM include requiring the Court to approve all appointments while the system remains under judicial oversight, adding clarity to the definition of service territory, and increased flexibility in accounting procedures related to uncollectable revenues.

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JXN Water Traffic Advisory Issued for Galloway Avenue and East Bell Street

JXN Water announces a temporary road closures will begin today for sewer line repairs in two areas.

Locations: Galloway Avenue and East Bell Street

Details: JXN Water’s sewer contractor will be blocking the road at Galloway Ave between Patton Ave and Old Canton Road. The contractor will also be blocking the road at East Bell Street between North Lamar Street and Browns Alley.

The Galloway Avenue road closure is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Wednesday, February 14 through Friday, February 16, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The East Bell Street road closure is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Wednesday, February 14 through Thursday, February 15, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drivers are reminded to slow down, avoid distractions and be on high alert for roadside workers during the closure.

JXN Water Traffic Alert Issued For North Mill Street

JXN Water announces a temporary road closure will begin today to evaluate a sewer line.

Date: February 1, 2024 and February 2, 2024

Location: North Mill Street

Details: JXN Water’s sewer contractor will be blocking the road at North Mill Street between Millsaps Avenue and Sidway Street.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, avoid distractions and be on high alert for roadside workers during the closure.

JXN Water Traffic Advisory Issued For East Pearl Street

JXN Water announces a temporary road closure will begin today for sewer repairs.

Date: January 31, 2024

Location: East Pearl Street

Details: JXN Water’s sewer contractor will be blocking the road at East Pearl Street between President Street and South Congress Street. This is for a sewer repair in the middle of the East Pearl Street.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, avoid distractions and be on high alert for roadside workers during the closure.

JXN Water Traffic Advisory for Princeton Street

JXN Water announces a temporary road closure will begin today for multiple sewer repairs happening in the middle of a street.

Date: January 29, 2024

Location: Princeton Street

Details: Princeton Street will be closed between West Capitol Street and Ethel Moore Avenue.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, avoid distractions and be on high alert for roadside workers during the closure.

JXN Water Winter Weather Operations Update – Wednesday, January 24, 2024

System Returns to Pre-Freeze Conditions; Boil Water Notices for 12,000 in zip codes 39209, 39204, 39212, 39272, and 39170 lifted

Today, JXN Water lifted the boil water notices for the parts of south and west Jackson experiencing low water pressure. Operations leadership report the system is operating with flows matching the summer peak and that water demand is manageable.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as our staff worked around the clock to sample and address issues in the system,” said Ted Henifin, Interim Third Party Manager. “Please call us if you are experiencing a water pressure issue so we can understand what is happening on your side of the water line.”

Updates:

  • Customer water use is overall over four million gallons more than normal.
  • Over 114 repairs were completed during the winter operation period.
  • Crews wait for safe conditions to continue working to make break repairs and address leaks.

Operations updates now transition to an ad hoc basis. Going forward, you can also find the latest releases in the JXN Water newsroom.

JXN Water Winter Weather Operations Update -Tuesday, January 23, 2024

JXN Water is seeing better water demand trends and pressure throughout the system as temperatures stay above freezing.

“Demand is down significantly from the peak experienced during the freeze but still remains about 4 million gallons per day above our average,” said Ted Henifin, Interim Third Party Manager. “There may still be isolated pressure fluctuations throughout the remainder of the week as storage is not fully recovered.”

Updates:

  • 16 new breaks reported yesterday for an event total of 145. Of those, 102 have been repaired or under active repair. Crews continue to work breaks.
  • We were not able to get sampling done yesterday for a boil water notice lift. That sampling is happening today with the goal of lifting the notices impacting the five zip codes in south and west Jackson (39209, 39204, 39212, 39272, and 39170) tomorrow. Once boil water notices are lifted for this area, operations updates will transition to an ad hoc basis.

 What can customers do?

  • Please keep reporting leaks and let us know if you have no water by calling the call center at 601-500-5200.
  • Find leaks on your property and in your home. While our repairs will make a difference, we need everyone to look at their own property for leaks and make those repairs as quickly as possible.
  • Double check for dripping faucets. Temperatures have risen above freezing and are forecast to remain there for the next 10 days. Please turn off any faucets you may have had dripping during the freeze to protect your own pipes.

Thank you for your patience as crews continue to work throughout the service area. To do emergency repairs safely, crews may temporarily turn off water to make pipe repairs. Usually this takes a few hours before water is restored. Please call 601-500-5200 at any time for updates.

JXN Water Winter Weather Operations Update – Monday, January 22, 2024

With temperatures warming up and incremental pressure increases overnight, JXN Water is optimistic most customers should have water coming to their meter. As daily demand hits the system, we may see isolated pressure problems in customers living in higher elevations, especially in the zip codes of 39209, 39204, 39212, 39272, and 39170.

Updates:

  • “We’re confident that everyone has water to their meter, but pressure may be lower than normal,” said Interim Third Party Manager Ted Henifin. Customers are encouraged to call 601-500-5200 so we can lean in and figure out what may be contributing to their pressure or outage issues to fully address it.
  • Crews are out and actively repairing 90 locations and addressing a running total of 129 breaks, with eight new breaks reported since yesterday’s update. Addressing the backlog of breaks, crews are getting close to being caught up.
  • Compared to yesterday, the system saw customer water use increase by 1.2 million gallons and overall the system is seeing 9.6 million gallons over normal water demand.
  • Unchanged:
    • The 12,000 customers in the previously identified five zip codes in south and west Jackson are still under a boil water notice today. Water testing continues in hopes of lifting this notice as early as tomorrow once test results verify the lift.
  • Lynch Street is still closed today as crews address a main break. We anticipate the road reopening later today.
  • To do emergency repairs safely, crews may turn off water to make pipe repairs. Usually this takes a few hours before water is restored. Please call 601-500-5200 at any time for updates.

 What can customers do?

  • Please keep reporting leaks and let us know if you have no water by calling the call center at 601-500-5200.
  • Find leaks on your property and in your home. While our repairs will make a difference, we need everyone to look at their own property for leaks and make those repairs as quickly as possible.
  • Double check for dripping faucets. Temperatures have risen above freezing and are forecast to remain there for the next 10 days. Please turn off any faucets you may have had dripping during the freeze to protect your own pipes.

JXN Water Winter Weather Operations Update – Sunday, January 21, 2024

JXN Water announces the system is showing signs of stabilization with better pressure, lower water use and water production keeping up with demand.

Current status:

  • A handful of customers in areas with higher elevation have extremely low pressure or perhaps still no pressure this morning. These customers are located across the previously identified five zip codes.
  • Compared to yesterday, the system saw customer water use decrease by 1.2 million gallons. Still, the system is experiencing 8.5 million gallons over normal water demand.
  • New leaks are estimated at putting 2.5 million gallons of demand on the system.
  • There were eight additional leak reports since yesterday’s update, bringing the total to 111.
  • Unchanged:
    • The 12,000 customers in the previously identified five zip codes in south and west Jackson are still under a boil water notice. Water testing continues in hopes of lifting this notice early in the week once test results verify the lift.

What are we doing?                                       

  • JXN Water continues to increase pressure throughout the system and overall the system has made significant progress.
  • We have 14 crews out working making repairs at a running total of 80 locations today.
  • JXN Water is prioritizing repairs and is starting to make it lower flow pipe breaks.
  • Lynch Street is still closed today as crews address a main break. We anticipate the road reopening later today.
  • To do emergency repairs safely, crews may turn off water to make pipe repairs. Usually this takes a few hours before water is restored. Please call 601-500-5200 at any time for updates.

 What can customers do?

  • Please keep reporting leaks and let us know if you have no water by calling the call center at 601-500-5200.
  • Find leaks on your property and in your home. While our repairs will make a difference, we need everyone to look at their own property for leaks and make those repairs as quickly as possible.