Friday, February 23, 2018
The City of Vicksburg purchase the original gas system in 1941. At the time, methane gas was generated and sold to customers. Today natural gas is sold according to market value for residential and industrial customers to use for heating, cooking and various manufacturing processes. Currently the system consists of 166 miles of main (lines) that supply gas to 9,513 service connections. Approximately 8,000 customers are served by the system.

A gas distribution system is a complex network of interconnected mains fed by regulators and having valves throughout for the purpose of shutting off or diverting the flow of gas. Pressure in the mains may vary from less than one pound to one hundred pounds. Only properly authorized and trained personnel can operate these valves and only then after proper evaluation of how any change might effect the entire system. Special care is taken to avoid creation of a hazardous situation and to prevent escalation of an existing problem should one arise.

Do you know theĀ basics?

  • Natural gas is harmful to breathe because it contains no oxygen.
  • Pure natural gas is colorless and odorless. A chemical is added to give it a distinctive odor.
  • Any smell of gas should be reported by calling the emergency phone number 601-636-1096.

What you should do if you have an emergency.

  • Call our emergency phone number (601) 636-1096 to report the problem.
  • If you have called from the area of the odor, then lay the phone down, do not hang it up.
    It may be an ignition source.
  • Never call from the area where you smelled the odor.
  • Do not turn any switches on/off; they may be an ignition source.
  • Do not light matches or use lighters.
  • Go to a safe distance away from the area, watch for traffic looking both ways while evacuating the area.
  • Be available to speak with the Service technician upon his/her arrival.
  • If you are unable to leave your home, please inform the Dispatcher, they can send other emergency personnel to aide in your evacuation.

Necessary personnel will be dispatched to the location of the reported leak to evaluate the situation and make the necessary repairs. Never attempt to tamper with a meter that is tagged and has been turned off by the department. Severe damage can occur!

Boil Water Notices

Boil Water Alert - Highway 61 North Area - July 24, 2017 * * Lifted * *

There is a water outage in the area of Kitty Bingham Drive, Debrah Drive, and Hwy 61 North between Circle K and UPS on both sides of highway. Repairs should be completed by early evening. When water is restored there will be a boil water advisory in the area. ** CANCELED **

Boil Water Advisory Issued - 05/19/2017-LIFTED

Important Alert

The boil water notice for the City of Vicksburg has been lifted. AllĀ  City of Vicksburg water connections are now safe to drink.

UPDATE - City Wide Boil Water Notice Lifted- September 2, 2016

UPDATE - Boil water notice has been lifted!

The boil water notice has been lifted for the city of Vicksburg. It is no longer necessary to boil water before concumption.



Gas Plant Contact Info

con_tel Phone: 601-634-4563
con_fax Fax: 601-634-2986

con_addressPhysical Address:
City of Vicksburg 
Gas Department
801 Washington St
Vicksburg, MS 39180

con_addressMailing Address:
City of Vicksburg
Gas Department
PO Box 150
Vicksburg, MS 39181

Emergency & After Hours: 601-636-1096