JXN Water Resumes Normal Plant Operations; Boil Water Notices for Surface System Lifted

JACKSON, Miss. – JXN Water lifts the surface water system precautionary boil water advisory following measurements of normal pressure levels and testing showing water quality is safe. System water flows and demand are manageable as normal operations continue through the weekend.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as our dedicated staff worked around the clock during the aftermath of severe weather in Jackson to sample and address plant needs, said Ted Henifin, Interim Third-Party Manager. “The fast recovery is a testament to the work that’s been done over the last year by JXN Water, our contractors and all our engineers. We’re applying what we learned about our system to future severe weather events and tests of resiliency.”

JXN Water also acknowledges the Mississippi Department of Health lab staff for their efforts in achieving a timely lift for the service area despite the conditions that made testing difficult.


  • The recent severe weather caused the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant to lose power shortly before midnight on Thurs. May 9.
  • Power was restored around 7 a.m. on Friday, May 10 and the full plant process was back on within 12 hours of power loss that day.
  • Priority Project No.13 of the federal stipulated order for JXN Water requires the development of a resilient power plan. The task order for that project was issued in Oct. 2023. The technical memo outlining the plans steps was delivered earlier this week and calls for more than $2 million in electricity upgrades for the plant and overall more than $30 million to fully implement.
  • JXN Water plans to work closely with Entergy going forward to deliver full generation capacity backup power to the plant.