While Jackson Energy Authority provides clean, safe drinking water, it’s important to for everyone to be diligent in understanding and respecting the risk of water contamination. With a little effort, we can all help keep our drinking water and its supply safe.
- When using household chemicals or hazardous products, make sure to read labels and follow all directions for proper care.
- Properly maintain your septic system.
- Install a backflow prevention device between your garden hose and outside spigot.
- Ensure significant air gaps between sink/tub faucets and overflow hole to help prevent backflow.
- Do not pour used chemicals or hazardous products down the sink, in the toilet, out onto the ground, in a ditch, in sewers or storm drains.
- Do not remove chemicals or hazardous products from their original container to ensure they are correctly identified for proper disposal.
- Use commercial car washes designed to prevent pollutant runoff from entering storm sewers.
- Properly dispose of unwanted, outdated or unused medicine. The best choices for disposal are dropping off at participating pharmacies, a medicine take-back event or facility. To locate an authorized collector, visit the following websites:
- Properly dispose of any unwanted, outdated or unused chemicals or hazardous products stored in the basement, utility shed, garage or barn. The City of Jackson holds Household Hazardous Waste Collection days twice a year (in Spring and Fall) for proper disposal. Click here for details and upcoming dates.
- Pick up after your pet to help keep the bacteria-laden waste from running into storm drains or water supplies.