EPA Administrator Michael Regan, third from left, and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, climb down from a section of the Jackson Water Treatment Facility in Ridgeland, Miss., on Nov. 15, 2021.

The City of Jackson remains under a boil water advisory, city officials said at a news conference Thursday.

That said, the nearly-two-week long advisory could end as soon as Friday for some residents and Saturday for others.

The Mississippi Department of Health instructed the city to issue a boil water notice after low water pressure was reported at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant. The department will now have to give approval before the city can end the advisory, said Safiya Omari, chief of staff for mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. The city has begun taking samples for the health department to test.

“We feel that we have made substantial progress,” Omari said. “Although we cannot commit definitively to a timeline on this, we expect that we can end the boil water notice on the ground water system as early as tomorrow, and on the surface water system as early as Saturday.”

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