Jackson's water woes cause JSU to delay move-in dates for students

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Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, center, gives an update on water treatment issues in the city during a news conference at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant in Ridgeland, Miss., Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Behind Mayor Lumumba is the nearly-completed weatherization cover built over the water filtration system in response to the hard freeze last winter that shut down most of the plant.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, center, gives an update on water treatment issues in the city during a news conference at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant in Ridgeland, Miss., Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Behind Mayor Lumumba is the nearly-completed weatherization cover built over the water filtration system in response to the hard freeze last winter that shut down most of the plant.

Ongoing issues with the City of Jackson water system has caused Jackson State University to delay students from moving on campus.

In a Facebook post early Friday, Jackson State University said, "The City of Jackson is experiencing unprecedented water pressure issues, impacting the availability of water on our campus. The low pressure impedes water flow to the upper floors of residence halls. As a result, Jackson State University is making the difficult but necessary decision to delay our Move-In Days for new and returning students. While we know this is a huge inconvenience, the postponement is the right thing to do to prevent students from arriving on campus while we’re experiencing these water issues."

JSU officials went on to say that subject to the water pressure being restored throughout the city, first-year and transfer student move-in will be postponed to August 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Returning student move-in will be postponed until Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Students on campus as members of special groups will be given further instructions by their respective organizations.

For more information, emailI HousingInfo@JSUMS.edu.

Classes will begin on Aug. 22.

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Jackson's water woes cause JSU to delay move-in dates for students