There’s always something happening at the Barnett Reservoir. Be sure to check out the links below to find out information about upcoming events, future board meetings of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, and press releases about news related to the Reservoir area. Check this page often for the most recent, up-to-date information so you’ll always know what’s happening at the Reservoir.
Leave Only Your Footprints
Barnett Reservoir against pollution and unauthorized dumping has always been one of the primary missions of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (“PRVWSD”). Although dumping sites can be an eye sore to areas such as the up-river sandbars, which are naturally beautiful habitats, there are many more health and safety issues related to the Barnett Reservoir. Such problems include: (a) habitat for snakes, alligators, mosquitos and possible other disease carrying animals; (b) possible dangerous materials such as rusted cans, old batteries, rotting carpets, empty coolers, barbeque grills and abandoned appliances; and (c) most importantly possible contamination to a natural groundwater/surface water supply.
This year, the PRVWSD is asking all of its boaters and patrons to make a conscious environmental effort to remove all debris associated with your use of the lake.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
- Dispose of your litter properly
- Encourage others to do the same.
- Spread the word that Illegal Dumping is a crime
* Report any known Illegal Dumping By cooperating in the prevention of illegal dumping of litter and other contaminants into the Pearl River and Barnett Reservoir, you are assisting in allowing future generations the enjoyment of this state treasure and preventing pollution of the water supply for the City of Jackson and surrounding communities.
The violation of the illegal dumping in the Barnett Reservoir is considered a misdemeanor charge and is punishable by not more than $1000.00.