Wednesday, March 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 the 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 - Drummond Street

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.

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.

Boil Water Notice - Drusilla Lane * LIFTED *

alertDue to a broken water main in your area, water customers are asked to boil their water until further notice: Drusilla Lane    * * * LIFTED * * *

Boil Water Notice - Hwy 61 Grange Hall Area - LIFTED

alertDue to a broken water main in your area, water customers are asked to boil their water until further notice: on the east side of HWY 61 South - from 4326 Hwy 61 South to Grange Hall Road. *** LIFTED ***

Boil Water Notice, Berryman Rd Area - Lifted

warningDue to a water main break, the Vicksburg water department has issued a boil water alert for water customers in the following areas: from Berryman Rd, east on Clay St to Hwy 80 city limits sign and all of Berryman Rd to the City Limits signs including Maxwell Dr. and YMCA Place. Customers are asked to boil their water until further notice. * * * LIFTED * * * 

Gas Plant Contact Info

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

General Info - Water and Gas

Vicksburg, MS, United States

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