Officials restarting water plant after massive usage lowers pressure

Published 6:30 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2021

City officials are again asking residents to refrain from using any water for the next few hours as crews at the city’s water plant restart and prime the system.

“If residents could hold off on using water for the next few hours, we can get this restarted,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said. Flaggs asked residents to hold off using water until at least 9:30 p.m.

The main problem stems from low pressure in the system after residents rushed to pull water out of the system after rumors spread of a citywide shutdown that was never planned nor needed.

Flaggs, who was at the water plant Wednesday evening, said officials were not sure yet if a boil water notice would be needed. “We will have to wait and see,” he said.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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