The water has officially been turned off and Jackson waits for the pressure to drop with an estimated 40,000 customers expected to lose water altogether.
Saturday 5:22 p.m. – The water has been restored to the city of Jackson. A boil water alert is now in effect for 48 hours.
Saturday 3:00 p.m.– During a press conference at Metro Center Mall Mayor Tony Yarber and Interim Public Works Director Jerriot Smash were joined by other officials to give an update on the three breaks.
Yarber said all three breaks have officially been repaired, however before water can be turned back on to the city, several tests must be run in order to ensure that everything is working properly.
They will continue giving out water at all locations listed below until there is no more.
That press conference here:
Friday, 5:00 p.m.- Mayor Yarber held a press conference letting people know that the repairs are on schedule at this time.
The geyser on Forrest Avenue has stopped gushing.
Friday, 4:00 p.m. – As of 3:30 p.m. on Friday the water at the Forrest avenue break was still gushing. News Mississippi’s Sarah Ulmer was on the scene to document the 3:00 p.m. shut off.
News Mississippi will continue to update throughout the weekend as affects of the shut off are seen across the city.
The City has a limited amount of bottled water for distribution. They will be giving out one case per household.
The water will be distributed at the following locations: Precinct 1, 810 Cooper Road; Precinct 2, located at Metrocenter Mall, and the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2531 N. State St., the West Street entrance.
The water will be distributed on Friday, March 10, from noon until 6 p.m. and on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. as long as supplies last.