Jackson lifts boil-water order after treatment plant fire

Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A boil-water notice has been lifted for Mississippi’s capital city after an electrical fire at a water treatment plant caused pressure to drop.

City officials announced Monday that they’re lifting the boil advisory for all city connections that are served with water from the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

A few Jackson water customers served by wells were never ordered to boil their water. An electrical fire in a control panel led the city to shut down one of its treatment plants for hours Friday morning, decreasing pressure in the system. That decreased pressure led to the boil order.

A February ice storm froze machinery at a treatment plant and left parts of the city without water for weeks.

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