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Water pressure improves at O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant, according to officials

May 1, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

Compression ratio: 54.4%. 1 min read.

A fire at the O.B. Water Treatment Plant leads to a boil-water alert for Jackson residents.

Officials announced Saturday they are seeing improving conditions of water pressure at the O. B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. As of Saturday morning, the citywide water pressure reached around 80 psi.

Officials are working on increasing the pressure to 90 psi. Leaders said the Public Works team started water sampling today and will continue sampling through Sunday, weather permitting. All surface water connections in the City of Jackson continues to be in a boil-water notice.

City officials said an electrical issue at the O. B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant caused a fire early Friday morning in one of the major plant components. "When we're dealing with a fire, you have to make sure that there's no other electrical connections that are tied to that fire that could possibly affect the rest of the plant," said Public Works Director Dr. Charles Williams.

Officials are working on increasing the pressure to 90 psi. Leaders said the Public Works team started water sampling today and will continue sampling through Sunday, weather permitting. All surface water connections in the City of Jackson continues to be in a boil-water notice.

City officials said an electrical issue at the O. B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant caused a fire early Friday morning in one of the major plant components. "When we're dealing with a fire, you have to make sure that there's no other electrical connections that are tied to that fire that could possibly affect the rest of the plant," said Public Works Director Dr. Charles Williams.

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