“This is Our Town:” Meet TOJ employee Johnny Ryan

What do you know about Jackson’s water?

Johnny Ryan knows just about everything. As the Water Utility Manager for Jackson Public Works, it’s his job.

Ryan is a fourth generation Jacksonite, and has worked for the Town of Jackson for more than 27 years.

No two work days are alike, but he spends many of his days inspecting wells, repairing hydrants, and making sure the water distribution system is working as it should. Yeah, the water system that feeds the entire town of Jackson. It’s no small job.

Ryan says people are most often surprised by “how much infrastructure we have to take care of … miles and miles of main line and hundreds of fire hydrants.”

Ryan went on the air with DelRay on KJAX as part of the Town of Jackson’s new series “This is Our Town.” He shed some light on Jackson’s water systems, infrastructure, and how lucky we are to have clean water — and therefore how important it is to conserve and take care of it.

Listen to the full interview on Soundcloud:


And follow along with the full series, This is Our Town, every Wednesday on KJAX! Listen to all of the This is Our Town interviews so far on the Town of Jackson’s website.


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