The State of Mississippi has several water distribution sites available to impacted residents. Drinking and Non-potable water is available.
Smith-Wills Stadium – 1200 Lakewood Drive
MetroCenter Mall – 3645 Highway 80
Mississippi State Fairgrounds – 1207 Mississippi Street (Drinking Water Only)
Davis Road Park – 2300 Davis Road Terry, MS 39170
State water distribution sites will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. daily.
The Salvation Army has also mobilized to distribute water at its headquarters. The social service agency joins several other groups in helping residents. Added sites for Thursday, September 1, and Friday, September 2, are below:
The Salvation Army – 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 570 E. Beasley Rd. in Jackson
4th Avenue – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 209 Lamar St. in Jackson
Cooperation Jackson – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Ida B. Wells Plaza (1128 W. Capitol St.)
Dent AC, Heating & Plumbing – 250 Highpoint Dr. in Ridgeland
Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center – 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 for veterans
The flooding crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is causing schools and local governments to shift their weekly plans as residents remain unable to drink fresh water. Heavy rain has compromised the city’s main water treatment facility, leaving more than 160,000 residents without access to one of their most basic needs, clean water. The City of Jackson has subsequently issued a boil water order as a “precautionary measure” during the emergency.
As of August 30, 2022, the city stressed the notice does not mean the water is unsafe, “but it does mean you must take precaution and boil your water before use.” The Governor’s office is also warning against drinking the water, emphasizing that some of it is “raw water being pushed through the pipes.” Updates on the boil water notice can be found on the City of Jackson’s website, and residents will be alerted as soon as the advisory is lifted.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges residents to boil any tap water used to cook. Residents should bring water to a full rolling boil for one minute to disinfect it for use. The agency also shared the following safety reminders as the water crisis continues:
DO NOT drink water from the tap.
DO NOT give tap water to pets.
DO NO use ice made from tap water.
Wash dishes, fruits, and vegetables in boiled, disinfected water or bottled water.
Brush teeth with boiled or bottled water.
Note: Water used for laundry does not need to be boiled. Navigate is providing a full list of reminders and safety tips in the infographic below.
The City of Jackson has also stationed tankers to distribute non-potable water to residents. City leaders ask that you bring a container (garbage can, cooler, etc.) to store the water. The tankers are located at Forest Hill High School at 2607 Raymond Road and at the MetroCenter at 3645 Highway 80.
As a reminder, non-potable water “is not of drinking quality.” You can still use it for other purposes, such as flushing toilets, washing clothes, and cleaning.