Jackson city water maintenance to start next week

Friday, March 9, 2012

The city of Jackson will perform water line system maintenance in the Forest Acres and Indian Hills neighborhoods Monday through March 16. All users of the city's water system could be affected.

The water department is striving to improve water quality by removing mineral sediment in the distribution system. Because the water supply is a "loop-type" system, "every household, business and industry may be impacted, regardless of the location of the maintenance operations," according to a Thursday afternoon news release from Rodney Bollinger, director of public works.

Although the maintenance doesn't affect water safety, the release said, water may appear cloudy or discolored due to a "temporary stirring of sediments." It is suggested that residents wait for the water to run clear before using it for laundry, drinking or cooking.

In order to flush discolored water, the city suggests turning on bathtub faucets or outside spigots and using the flushed water to sprinkle plants and lawns.

Next week, crews will be working on East Jackson Trail, Shady Lane, Royal Drive, Highland Drive, Gerald Street, Oakland Drive, Nancy Drive and Berchman Street.

Residents can contact the Public Works Department for more details at 243-2300.

Pertinent address:

E. Jackson Trail, Jackson, MO

Shady Lane, Jackson, MO

Royal Drive, Jackson, MO

Highland Drive, Jackson, MO

Gerald Street, Jackson, MO

Oakland Drive, Jackson, MO

Nancy Drive, Jackson, MO

Berchman Street, Jackson, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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