Blacks Can’t Figure Out the Simplest Things: Water Pressure
by David Sims
NOT LONG ago, the city of Jackson, Mississippi, was having problems with keeping the water running in area houses. The pressure was low due to water being depleted from tanks owned by the water utility. The local “engineers,” mostly Blacks, couldn’t figure out how to solve the problem. So in came the US Army Corps of Engineers, who discovered that solving the problem involved filling the tanks, which they began doing.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have joined the local, state, and federal response team at Jackson’s O.B. Curtis Water Plant.
The joint effort is the result of President Biden’s emergency declaration that increases federal support to improve the Capital City’s water conditions.
In a new status report on Thursday, the city of Jackson also said the plant’s water pressure has increased to 78 PSI. The level was 40 PSI on Wednesday.
“The O.B. Curtis Water Plant made significant gains overnight [Wednesday] and into this morning [Thursday]. There are some challenges remaining to navigate over the next few days, but the outlook for today is currently continued progress,” the city said in a statement.
The city said over half of the tanks on the surface system have begun filling back up and it expects others to make gains as progress continues.
“Many areas throughout Jackson now have some pressure. Areas closer to the plant are experiencing almost normal pressure. Areas further from the plant and at higher elevations are still experiencing low to no pressure. This pressure will improve as the tank levels increase,” the city added.
Multiple contractors are on site at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant working Thursday.
“With the support of our partners at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health, we are also sourcing immediate staffing support including operators and maintenance staff. We have also begun the process of expediting some of the projects that were already being planned. These items each will contribute significantly to the stability of the OB Curtis plant,” the city said.
[With reference to the contractors arriving to save the day and the official statement “we are also sourcing immediate staffing support including operators and maintenance staff,” it sounds like the existing staff were mostly just lounging around, smoking blunts and committing who knows what lewd acts, while the system deteriorated due to lack of maintenance. In Africa and some US cities where rescuers never showed up, this process has continued to the point where facilities are simply abandoned and return to Nature. — Ed.]
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