Ways to Help: Jackson Water Crisis

In July 2022, Jackson experienced increased rain and subsequent flooding of the Pearl River, impacting the city. This flooding exacerbated the city’s water issues, causing failures at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant. The City of Jackson and State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Department of Health, are working together under several states of emergency to address issues. On September 15, the boil water notice was lifted for the City of Jackson.

Below are ways to stay up-to-date on the water crisis and where to help support Jacksonians as we address ongoing issues with the City of Jackson water system. This page may be updated as information becomes available. (Last updated January 3, 2023)

Where can I find official information about the Jackson water?

Visit the JXN WTR site here for updated information.

Where can I support organizations who are helping address the water system (and long term solutions) in Jackson?

The Helping Friends and Neighbors Fund (Disaster Relief Fund) at the Community Foundation for Mississippi was created to respond to disasters in Mississippi, primarily in CFM’s coverage area of central and southwest Mississippi. It will not take the place of local relief efforts, but rather enhance disaster responses because of our community knowledge and connections, relief donations can easily adapt to current needs at hand, whether it’s food, medical supplies, shelter or something completely unforeseen. A donation to this fund will help wrap around needs related to Jackson’s water issues.

The JPS Response Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi has been established to offer financial assistance to the district and its schools for challenges caused by declared disasters, emergencies and Acts of God. This fund will help support the district address needs during this time of need.

Powered by the Good Samaritan Center and ExtraTable, the Hub for the Hungry program unites Mississippi nonprofit agencies with food distribution companies and local farmers. Current partners are KLLM Transport, Sysco Jackson, Two Dog Farms, Salad Days, and Central Mississippi Planning and Development. The Hub for the Hungry is assisting with water distribution beyond the water crisis for charitable organizations. Click below to learn more about the Hub for the Hungry.

Jackson Water Distribution Sites

Green icons represent water distribution sites. This map is not meant to catalog each individual site at churches and businesses.

The Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition is continuing to distribute water to Jackson residents. The current schedule is:

Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

South Jackson

Sykes Community Center

Strong Arms, 520 Sykes Road, Jackson, MS

Oak Forest Community Center

Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

Westland Plaza Parking Lot

MS Poor People’s Campaign

 

Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

South Jackson

Oak Forest Community Center

Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

Westland Plaza Parking Lot

MS Poor People’s Campaign

 

Thursdays at 5 p.m.

South Jackson

Oak Forest Community Center

Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

Westland Plaza Parking Lot

MS Poor People’s Campaign

IAJE Community Center

IAJE, 406 W. Fortification St., Jackson, MS

 

Fridays at 5 p.m.

South Jackson

Oak Forest Community Center

Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

Westland Plaza Parking Lot

MS Poor People’s Campaign

North Jackson

Northtown Pharmacy

JXN People’s Assembly, 6220 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS

 

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Northwest Jackson

People’s Advocacy Institute

Northside Drive and Hanging Moss Road

West Jackson

IAJE Community Center

IAJE, 406 W. Fortification St., Jackson, MS

 

Sundays at 3 p.m.

North Jackson

MS Move Across from Tougaloo College

Operation Good

(Please note, these times and locations are subject to change. Before heading out, check the MRRC website for an up-to-date schedule.)

City of Jackson Water Status Tool

If you are experiencing discolored water or no pressure, please alert the City of Jackson by using this online reporting tool.

Information is subject to change. Know of other ways to support the City of Jackson? Send us an email at communications@formississippi.org.