New water plant pump providing more water pressure in Jackson

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After seeing some improvements Tuesday, Jackson’s beleaguered water system experienced more challenges Wednesday.

“We were up to 80 pounds per square inch but by Wednesday morning we were down to 40 psi,” Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said. “As a result there are many surface customers who have subsequently lost water pressure.”

The pressure drop happened after O.B. Curtis Water Plant workers had to offload a “bad batch” of partially treated water from the system because it did not meet state and federal treatment standards, the mayor explained.

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