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Mississippi's Ross Barnett Reservoir Mobile Application Now Available

JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) has unveiled The Rez, a mobile application offering citizen-centric reservoir communications to user's iOS devices. Available for free download, The Rez delivers lake news, leasehold information, and area alerts right to user's fingertips. The free app is available now in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-rez/id1206498516?mt=8).

"This mobile app will be the community's instant access via cell phone or tablet to what is happening at the Barnett Reservoir," said John Sigman, PRVWSD Executive Director. "We will be able to share information quickly and efficiently with our water customers, residents, as well as with visitors to our lake and parks. Anything from boil water notices to severe weather warnings for the lake can be shared immediately. This app will be able provide information on all things at The REZ!"

The Rez application provides users mobile access to pavilion rentals, area events, emergency contacts as well as direct access to the PRVWSD Water Department. Citizens around the Reservoir can also take advantage of the boil water notice feature. After downloading the app and submitting simple neighborhood information, local users will receive real-time boil water notices via push notifications. The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District is the state agency created to construct and manage the 33,000-acre Barnett Reservoir and the 17,000 acres surrounding the lake. The District carries out its multi-purpose mission without any state or local tax dollars. A Board of Directors approves plans and projects for the District. The board members represent four state agencies and five counties that it serves in Central Mississippi.

The Rez mobile app joins over 190 innovative digital services created for the state of Mississippi through its partnership with Mississippi Interactive, which began in 2010.

Other Information

Pearl River Valley Water Supply District – therez.ms.gov

Official State of Mississippi Website – ms.gov

Twitter: msdotgov

Facebook: facebook.com/msdotgov

About Mississippi Interactive

Mississippi Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Mississippi. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is part of digital government firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Mississippi Interactive, LLC
Dana Wilson, 601.351.5023

@EGOV
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