JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Many Jackson companies are feeling the monetary pressure due to the water disaster.
Tracey Smith owns the Smith Barber Store and Salon. He’s been chopping hair in Jackson for greater than 20 years, however he wonders how for much longer can proceed working below present circumstances.
“I’m really transferring as a result of it’s occurring an excessive amount of. I can say I do know there’s cash coming, but it surely’s occurring an excessive amount of. I can’t hold the place clear. We’re flushing the bathrooms, pouring water in the bathroom to flush the bathrooms. I’m having to pour water right into a mop bucket as a result of we don’t have any water and I’m shopping for water. It’s turning into an financial pressure,” he mentioned.
Exterior of not with the ability to provide full providers, his central HVAC system operates off a boiler. With no water, the system isn’t functionable.
“I understand how to improvise. I understand how to make issues work. However I’m drained. It’s chilly proper now, however there’s no heater. There’s no air-con on this constructing due to the water. The system is on a boiler. There’s no heating. There’s no air,” Smith mentioned.
For him, issues are so unhealthy that he’s needed to alter his costs, charging lower than what he was years in the past. He mentioned it’s troublesome to function a enterprise once you don’t have a vital part like water.