City of Jackson, Miss., issues emergency restriction on water use

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The city of Jackson, Miss., has issued an emergency notice telling customers to restrict the amount of water they use because a large water-treatment facility lost power.

City spokeswoman Shelia Byrd says Thursday that officials believe the power loss was due to an electrical outage, but the city is assessing the situation.

Byrd says the restriction will be in effect for at least two days as the department tries to fix the issue.

The city is asking all customers served by Jackson’s water system to use as little indoor water as possible and stop using water for nonessential reasons, including watering plants, washing cars and filling swimming pools. Residents should expect to experience low water pressure.