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Water pressure improves at OB Curtis water treatment plant, officials say


Officials said on Saturday they saw improving water pressure conditions at the OB Curtis water treatment plant. As of Saturday morning, water pressure across town was hitting around 80 psi. Managers are working to increase the pressure to 90 psi. City officials said an electrical problem at the OB Curtis water treatment plant caused a fire early Friday morning in one of the plant’s main components. related to this fire which could eventually affect the rest of the plant, ”said Director of Public Works Dr Charles Williams. The electrical problem was isolated and water production was restored to the plant around 12:30 p.m., city officials said. Williams said residents should see an improvement in water pressure. The boil water advisory will remain in place until the system is fully restored and the water samples are clear, Williams said. The boil water advisory does not affect customers at the Jackson-Maddox Road well, city officials said. The entire city was on a boil water advisory for a month after the February ice storms. Thousands of people have gone for weeks without running water.

Officials said on Saturday they saw improving water pressure conditions at the OB Curtis water treatment plant.

As of Saturday morning, water pressure across town hit about 80 psi. Officials are working to increase the pressure to 90 psi.

Officers said the public works team began water sampling today and will continue to sample until Sunday, weather permitting.

All surface water connections in the town of Jackson continue to be on a boil water advisory.

City officials said an electrical problem at the OB Curtis water treatment plant caused a fire early Friday morning in one of the plant’s main components.

“When it comes to a fire, you need to make sure that there are no other electrical connections related to that fire that could potentially affect the rest of the plant,” said the director of operations. public works, Dr. Charles Williams.

The electrical problem was isolated and water production was restored to the plant around 12:30 p.m., city officials said. Williams said residents should see an improvement in water pressure. The boil water advisory will remain in place until the system is fully restored and the water samples are clear, Williams said. The boil water advisory does not affect customers at the Jackson-Maddox Road well, city officials said.

The entire city was on a boil water advisory for a month after the February ice storms. Thousands of people have gone for weeks without running water.

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