VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — After a power outage left Vicksburg under a boil water notice for four days, the city's mayor is pushing for a multimillion-dollar project to upgrade the electrical system at a 47-year-old water treatment plant.
The Vicksburg Post reports (http://bit.ly/2ch6Z2m ) that Mayor George Flaggs Jr. wants to dip into the city's reserves to pay for what's estimated to be a $4 million project.
Flaggs is expected to meet this week with other city officials and engineers to discuss the project.
Vicksburg was under a boil water notice after an Aug. 30 a power outage caused a drop in pressure at the plant. Four of the plant's pumps shut down, leaving the city without water for nearly 12 hours.
Flaggs said the incident convinced him that the current plant facilities aren't adequate.
Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com