Mississippians are experiencing water outages, with many cities and counties under boil-water notices due to winter weather that recently dropped snow and ice across the state.
Some local agencies are offering potable and non-potable water to residents experiencing outages in these areas.
Here’s a list of municipal responses and stores open in the area selling water. Supplies at these locations may be limited:
Kroger at 1811 W. Government St.: As of Monday morning, bottled water and gallons of water were available for sale.
Kroger at 107 U.S. 80 E.: As of Monday morning, water was available for sale.
The Canton mayor and board of alderman will distribute water Monday from 1 p.m. until supplies last at the Canton Multipurpose Arena, 501 Soldiers Colony Rd.
The city stated on Sunday in a Facebook post that while some customers may see a return of water pressure, they are reminded to boil their water until further notice.
“Once the system returns to normal, two consecutive successful water samples are required to lift the boil water notice,” the city of Canton stated in a post. “Please continue to limit your water usage and report all leaks by calling 601-859-2474. Thank you for your support and patience during this process.”
For residents without potable water, the city of Jackson will be distributing water at these locations Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
- Forest Hill High School, 2607 Raymond Rd.
- Raines Elementary School, 156 N. Flag Chapel Rd.
Residents should bring their own containers. Additionally, the city is focusing water deliveries to the elderly and homebound.
Non-potable water, which is unsafe to drink, will be distributed at fire stations across the city except for Station 20 on Medgar Evers Boulevard, Station 10 on Woodrow Wilson Avenue and Station 22 on Lakeshore Drive.
Some stores in the city have water for sale, including:
- Whole Foods Market at 4500 I-55 N.: As of Monday morning, water was available for sale, but the refillable station was not operational.
- Corner Market at 1220 E. Northside Drive #330: As of Monday morning, bottled water, gallons of water, milk and bread were available for sale.
- Corner Market at 653 Duling Ave: As of Monday afternoon, water was available for sale.
- Target at 6365 I-55 N. Frontage Road: As of Monday morning, water was available for sale with a limit of two per customer.
The Hinds County Emergency Management Agency stated there are no designated water distribution locations as of 10 a.m. Monday.
- Kroger at 110 Promenade Blvd: As of Monday morning, bottled water was available for sale.
- Kroger at 143 Fresh and Friendly Drive: As of Monday morning, cases of water were available for sale.
The city of Vicksburg is under an emergency water recovery plan, which started at 8 a.m. Sunday.
In a Facebook post, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. asked Vicksburg residents to reduce their water usage as crews continued to repair water main leaks and busted lines.
“If you do not have water service or if you see a leak, please call 601.636.1096 to report it,” Flaggs said in the post. “Please continue checking any property that you own that may be contributing to these pressure problems.”
Non-potable water is available at these fire stations:
- Fire Station No. 9 at 323 Waltersville St.
- Vicksburg Fire Department at 1630 Walnut Ave.
- Fire Station No. 2 at 4125 Indiana Ave.
“All car wash businesses, and residential car washing, will remain shut down within the City of Vicksburg for the next 48 hours as we work to restore water service to those without it pursuant to my emergency powers under Section 33-15-17 of the Mississippi Code,” Flaggs said in the post.
- Kroger at 201 George Wallace Drive: As of Monday morning, water was available for sale with a limit of two per customer.
- Kroger at 7045 Old Canton Road: As of Monday morning, bottled water was available for sale.
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