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Water and Wastewater

The State of Mississippi is blessed with an abundance of drinking water that is readily available. The state's more than 1,600 public water systems provide clean, safe drinking water for more than two million Mississippians.

The Mississippi State Department of Health, through its Division of Water Supply, is the regulatory agency for the state's public water systems. The Mississippi Drinking Water Program serves as a model to the nation for its cooperative efforts with water systems aimed at providing water that meets all Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Act Standards.

Wastewater permitting activities are handled by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Industries wishing to discharge to waters of the state must obtain an National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permit from the state. Because of the abundant surface water in Mississippi, there are many locations for discharge.

Jackson, MS — City of Jackson Water and Sewer:

Source:

Pearl River and ground water

System capacity: 69,000,000 gallons per day
261,364 kiloliters per day
Average consumption: 35,000,000 gallons per day
132,576 kiloliters per day
Peak consumption: 42,000,000 gallons per day
159,091 kiloliters per day
Storage capacity: 11,000,000 gallons
41,667 kiloliters
Sanitary sewer capacity : 47,000,000 gallons
178,030 kiloliters
Sewer treatment type : Activated sludge
Percent of community served: 95%
Present load: 85%

City of Clinton, MS:

Source: Ground water
System capacity: 8,300,000 gallons per day
31,439 kiloliters per day
Average consumption: 2,700,000 gallons per day
10,227 kiloliters per day
Peak consumption: 3,350,000 gallons per day
12,689 kiloliters per day
Storage capacity: 1,900,000 gallons
7,197 kiloliters
Sanitary sewer capacity : 2,750,000 gallons
10,417 kiloliters
Sewer treatment type: Activated sludge
Percent of community served: 95%
Present load: 75%

Town of Raymond, MS:

Source: Wells
System capacity: 2,600,000 gallons per day
9,848 kiloliters per day
Average consumption: n/a
Peak consumption: 646,500 gallons per day
2,449 kiloliters per day
Storage capacity: 337,000 gallons 1,277 kiloliters
Sanitary sewer capacity : 6,300,000 gallons 23,864 kiloliters
Sewer treatment type: Activated sludge & lagoon
Percent of community served: 90%
Present load: 65%

Town of Terry, MS:

Source: Wells
System capacity: 480,000 gallons per day
1,818 kiloliters per day
Average consumption: 70,000 gallons per day
265 kiloliters per day
Peak consumption: 84,000 gallons per day
318 kiloliters per day
Storage capacity: 150,000 gallons
568 kiloliters
Sanitary sewer capacity : 100,000 gallons
379 kiloliters
Sewer treatment type: Artificial marsh, filter & lagoon
Percent of community served: 95%
Present load: 70%

Town of Edwards, MS:

Source: Wells
System capacity: 302,400 gallons per day
1,145 kiloliters per day
Average consumption: n/a
Peak consumption: n/a
Storage capacity: 150,000 gallons
568 kiloliters
Sanitary sewer capacity : 150,000 gallons
568 kiloliters
Sewer treatment type: Lagoon
Percent of community served: 90%
Present load: 90%

Other Independent water companies in Hinds County: Eastside Water Association, Terry, MS; Grant Road Water Assn., Inc, Touglaloo, Ms; Hubbard Water Assn., Inc., Edwards, MS; Mt. Olive Water Assn., Inc., Bolton, MS; North Hinds Water Assn, Flora, MS; Port Gibson-Ratliff Rd. Water Assn., Raymond, MS; Reedtown Water Assn, Utica, MS; South Central Water Assn, Raymond, MS; South Terry Water Assn, Terry, MS and St. Thomas Water Assn, Bolton, MS.

Other Independent Sewer companies: B & G Utilities, Inc., Byram, MS; Forest Woods Utility Company, Byram, MS; Oakview Utility Company, Inc., Rowan Oak Subdivision, Kimball Road, Terry, MS; Red River Utility Company, Terry, MS; Siwell Utility Company, Inc., Jackson, MS; and Southern Oaks Owners Association, Inc., Jackson, MS.

Hinds County. A World of Difference.