Mississippi mayor to residents: Cut down on water usage to help crews restore service

Published 9:15 am Sunday, February 21, 2021

The mayor of Vicksburg has asked residents to voluntarily cut down on water usage so that city crews get water services back to normal as soon as possible.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. made the request Saturday. Flaggs’ statement is below:

“For the next 48-hours, I’m asking all Vicksburg residents to participate in an emergency water recovery system by voluntarily reducing your water use as City crews continue to repair leaks and busted lines that have contributed to service interruptions. If you do not have water service or if you see a leak, please call 601.636.1096 to report it. Please continue checking any property that you own that may be contributing to these pressure problems.

If you need water to be able to flush toilets, we have made it available at our fire station locations in Kings, on Highway 61 South, and on Indiana Avenue.

All car wash businesses, and residential car washing, will remain shut down within the City of Vicksburg for the next 48-hours as we work to restore water service to those without it pursuant to my emergency powers under § 33-15-17 of the Mississippi Code.”