On Monday, July 30, 2018, the City of
Jackson began extensive rehabilitation of the city’s water tank located on Hwy
36 near the Garden Walk subdivision. This massive improvement project required
the shutting down and complete drainage of the tank, causing a flow reversal of
all water in the city’s system. The flow reversal caused a disturbance of the
sediment which naturally exists in the lines, resulting in a brownish color of
the water in most parts of the city.
There are no contaminants in the
water, but to assure safety of the water, bacteriological tests are being
routinely performed throughout this process. The city is now running clean
water through the main lines in order to clear the brownish water out of the
system. The more water that passes
through the system, the faster the brownish color will disappear. Once the clean water has reached a majority
of the system, residents in the affected area should be able to run their
faucets to clear the water at their home or business.
The complete rehabilitation of the
water tank on Hwy 36 could take up to one month. When the tank has been fully
rehabilitated, and the process of refilling it with water begins, the brownish
water problem will most likely occur again and we will have to run clean water
again to clear the system. This second phase of the brownish water could occur
in two weeks to one month from this week.
Throughout this entire process, city
employees will be visible and working in areas impacted by the brownish water
problem and will be readily available to assist customers with concerns.
We apologize for this inconvenience
and ask for your patience while we work diligently to assure quality water
resources for the City of Jackson. Thank
you for working with us to assure a better quality of life for you.