Tuesday, August 4, 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

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 ***

Boil Water Alert - Drummond, Bowmar & Oak Streets *LIFTED*

Due to water line repairs, customers in the following areas should boil their water before consumption: Arthur Street from Cherry Street to Drummond Street, Drummond Street to Arthur Street south to Bowmar Avenue, Short Cherry from Harris Street south and west to Finney Street, Bowmar Avenue from Drummond Street to Washington Street, Letitia street from Speed Street south to Bowmar Avenue from Drummond Street west to Washington street, Valley Street from Bowmar Avenue south to Avenue C, Washington Street from Fairground Street south to Pittman Street, Bowmar Avenue west to Oak Street. * * This alert has been lifted * *

Boil Water Notice - Drummond Street *LIFTED*

alertDue to a broken water main in the area, customers in the following areas should boil their water before consumption: Drummond Street from Bowmar Ave to Arthur St, Harris Street, Washington Street from Fairground to Bowmar and Bowmar Ave. to Pittman. *LIFTED*

The Guide to Boil Water Alerts

Vickbsurg water plantThe Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant, under the direction of Mr. Pat McGuffie, operates 24 hours per day 365 days per year to provide residents with a quality water supply. Water is extracted from aquifers beneath the earth's surface, treated at the plant and then pumped into homes and businesses throughout the city. City of Vicksburg municipal water customers enjoy an excellent product that exceeds the standards set for potable water.

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
Vicksburg, MS, United States

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