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Vicksburg Water Outage

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Three weeks ago the city of Vicksburg experienced a citywide water outage. A main waterline coming from the City water treatment plant was ruptured and had to be repaired. The problem was that the ruptured line was under 12 feet of flood water from the Mississippi River. A dam was built around the area so the water could be pumped out and repairs made. Originally the City estimated around 5 to 7 days to get the water back on. Thankfully the damages were not as bad as expected and the water was back on after 3 days.

Everyone was scrambling to get water during this time which put a strain on the supply of surrounding water companies so pressure got low and eventually Culkin Water was forced to turn off so their tanks could be refilled.

The City and County officials were collecting water and containers to carry water to distribute to elderly and needy citizens. We were letting them fill their containers at our office but wanted to do more. We partnered with a local Nationwide adjuster who delivered 200 new 5 gallon buckets to our warehouse. The buckets were donated to the city and county agencies so water could be delivered to residents throughout the city.

We would like the thank Mayor Flaggs and the City of Vicksburg for their recognition but it was our pleasure to give back to the community that has given so much to us over the years.