Vicksburg Water Main Break Leaves 30,000 Dry

Bubbles appear from under the water where a suspected water main break is located. The main leads out from the city's water treatment facility. (Courtland Wells | The Vicksburg Post)

 

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A water main break in Vicksburg could leave 30,000 area residents without water for up to a week. The break occurred in a pipe carrying clean, treated water in an area that’s currently inundated by Mississippi flood waters. As a result of the breach, the water is contaminated. The only way to repair the line will be to build a dike around the affected area and pump the flood waters out. That’s going to take until at least Monday and probably longer. The city is planning to start distributing water, area fire departments not affected by the disruption have promised to bring water to fight fires, and residents have been buying up bottled water at local stores. Some businesses and schools have been closed as well.

 

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