Ocean Springs working on infrastructure issues - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Ocean Springs working on infrastructure issues

Martin Luther King Boulevard after a water main broke Tuesday Night (Photo source: WLOX) Martin Luther King Boulevard after a water main broke Tuesday Night (Photo source: WLOX)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

The road on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. may look fine now but it wasn't a few days ago. That's because Tuesday night, an underground water main abruptly broke. 

"Every city experiences some water main breaks. We have a reserve in our balance to make sure we have funds available for emergency repairs, but the city has been very diligent in addressing our infrastructure issues. We have a lot of older clay pipe. We've received an $800,000 grant to slip line a lot of that," said Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran.

Ocean Springs residents like Ray Buxton are happy to hear that. He's lived in his home on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. for more than 70 years. He had a front row view at the damage that was done from the water main break right in front of his house. 

"You can't keep them from bursting, no matter what you do," said Buxton. 

"We're about to, in the spring, break down on a $1.2 million infrastructure project that will also include a brand new eight-inch water line," said Moran.

Residents are more than sure that once an issue happens, it'll be quickly resolved. 

"They're going to get it done, but a lot of these pipes really do need to be done. Outside of that, the city is really doing a great job of doing what they're doing," said Buxton. 

"We have an excellent crew, and they'll get out all hours of the night on call and repair them," said Moran. 

Since 2009, the City of Ocean Springs has completed more than $2 million worth of drainage projects. The city has also completed more than $2 million in sewer upgrades, including lining more than 500 manholes. 

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Lemoyne Plaza businesses back up and running after tornado

    Lemoyne Plaza businesses back up and running after tornado

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:08:30 GMT
    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are happening from those who suffered damage. 

    More >>

    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are happening from those who suffered damage. 

    More >>
  • Hancock County community demanding safer road outlets

    Hancock County community demanding safer road outlets

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:06:48 GMT
    Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.
    Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.

    Residents of the White Cypress Lakes community in Hancock County are angry.

    More >>

    Residents of the White Cypress Lakes community in Hancock County are angry.

    More >>
  • Poplarville to hold special election after alderwoman resigns

    Poplarville to hold special election after alderwoman resigns

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:34:12 GMT
    The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)
    The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)
    City leaders in Poplarville experienced some changes over the past week. The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. According to the post, Alderwoman Margaret Smith resigned in an executive session April 10. City of Poplarville, Mississippi The special election will be May 22. Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.More >>
    City leaders in Poplarville experienced some changes over the past week. The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. According to the post, Alderwoman Margaret Smith resigned in an executive session April 10. City of Poplarville, Mississippi The special election will be May 22. Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.More >>
Powered by Frankly