During a press conference today, Mayor Errick D. Simmons announced that water pressure has improved as elevated storage tanks at Tombs Alley, Thornton, and Beauchamp have been refilled. Mayor Simmons thanks the City Crews along with engineers and consultants who have been able to get all our down water wells and related pumps and lines operational. The City is still under a boil water advisory until further notice. Residents are encouraged to conserve water (i.e., short showers, do not run heavy appliances). The City of Greenville is not the only city facing water pressure issues during this unusual weather event. Several cities and towns in the 7 states impacted by this weather event have experience no to low water pressure and no electric power like our neighbors in Texas. Shreveport, LA is having the exact same problem and attempting the exact same solution in filling elevated storage tanks. Jackson, MS is under boil water notice given no and low water pressure in certain parts of the city. Let’s be clear, the sole culprit of the low water pressure throughout the city is prolonged weather event.
Low Water Pressure Improved
Water pressure has improved as elevated storage tanks at Tombs Alley, Thornton, and Beauchamp have been refilled. The City is still under a boil water advisory until further notice. Residents are encouraged to conserve water (i.e. short showers, don’t run heavy appliances).
City crews are isolating the Harbor Front and North Broadway elevated storage tanks to improve pressure and will continue to work other city personnel to monitor water wells 24 hours a day until this inclement severe weather system passes.
Residents are encouraged to notify the City immediately at 662-378-1699 of any water distribution system leaks.
Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect
The City is still under a boil water advisory. Residents must still boil water. Residents can bath in the water provided they don’t swallow the water. Residents can wash their hands as usual. With the boil water advisory and forecasted ice storm, residents are encouraged to boil enough water for drinking and cooking for the next 48 hours in case they lose the ability to boil water.
It is imperative that everyone monitor their water faucets and DO NOT turn them on excessively in order for the system to maintain current water pressure. We NEED to CONSERVE as much water as possible for the system to catch up! DO NOT run your water at FULL THROTTLE! Do not use heavy appliances.
The City has to pass two consecutive days of water sample being negative of bacteria. These samples are obtained by the City of Greenville certified water system operators and tested by Mississippi State Department of Health in Jackson. The Department of Health takes 48 hours to run these samples. City personnel will continue to monitor the pressure. Once full system pressure has been restored for 24 hours, the City will begin obtaining two consecutive days of samples in due course after this weather system passes.
Water distribution began today, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at four (4) fire Stations: Central Street Station, North Broadway Station, Tennessee Gas Road/South Main, and Alexander/Beauchamp Station. Water was picked up at either one of these four stations starting at 9am. Fire Department delivered to elderly, disabled, and displaced residents, including our senior living facilities (i.e. Delta Towers, Magnolia Terrance Gardens, etc.) We will keep residents informed about future water distribution. Resident may call 662-378-1616 or 662-378-1618.
Garbage and Trash Pickup
There will be no garbage and trash pickup on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
City Hall Still Closed
City Hall will remain closed and will be evaluated on a daily basis.
The Airport is still closed due to dangerous, icy conditions on the runway.
Entergy and Twin County have informed us that there will be rolling blackouts, “planned outages” to conserve energy to avoid major outages during this storm event.
News and Information
Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local media (The Delta News) and print (Delta Democrat Times) and real, reliable news sources. Regular updates will be provided on City’s Facebook Page.
Mayor Simmons urges all residents to stay warm, stay safe, check on neighbors and pets, and stay positive under the circumstances.