Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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

City-wide Boil Water Alert Has Been Lifted

notice smallVicksburg, MS - As of 10:58 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2015, the public works director for the City of Vicksburg has informed the administration that the boil water advisory for the city has been lifted. There is no longer any need to boil water before consumption. Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. would like to thank all citizens who were affected by the advisory for their patience and adherence during these last several days.

Power Outage at The Water Plant Causing Loss of Pressure

noticeThere has been a power outage at the Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant causing a reduced or loss of water pressure throughout the City. Because of this a city-wide boil water notice is in effect until further notice. City crews are working to resolve the problem. The boil water notice also includes Yokena Jeff Davis water customers.

Boil Water Alert - Spout Spring, Johnson and Standard Hill

noticeDue to a broken water main, water customers on Spout Spring Road, Johnson Drive and Standard Hill to the city limits are asked to boil their water before consumption.  * * * LIFTED * * *

 

Boil Water Notice - Halls Ferry Marcus Bottom Area - LIFTED

alertThe water department has issued a boil water alert for Lane Street from Halls Ferry to Dot Street, Franklin Street from Lane to Military Avenue including Lane Alley. Until further notice, please boil your water before consumption. Sorry for the inconvenience. *** LIFTED ***

Boil Water Alert Bowmar Ave Area - Lifted

alertDue to repairs to a fire hydrant in your area water service will be off  approximately 4 hours starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015.

The areas included are: Bowmar from Washington to Drummond, Letitia from Meadow to Bowmar, Letitia from Bowmar to Valley, Jeanette Street

Once water service is restored, customers will need to boil their water until further notice.  *** Lifted ***

Gas Plant Contact Info

con_tel Phone: 601-634-4563
con_fax Fax: 601-634-2986
emailButtonemail: danel@vicksburg.org

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