Thursday, September 01, 2022

Jackson, Mississippi water crisis impacting 180,000 people. Aging pipelines across the nation


 1. Jackson, Mississippi is under a state of emergency three days after record flooding forced an aging water treatment plant to fail. The restoration of the plant could cost more than a billion dollars to fix and experts say we should expect to see similar problems across the nation as aging pipelines give out.
2. US President Joe Biden’s administration approved an emergency declaration over a water crisis in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance late on Tuesday to supplement the state’s response.

“Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding for a period of 90 days,” the White House said in a statement late Tuesday.
3. Thousands Of Jackson, Mississippi's Black Residents Left Without Water As City's System Continues To Fail
4. Jackson water crisis forces residents to find alternatives

 The water pressure at James Brown’s home in Jackson was so low the faucets barely dripped. He couldn’t cook. He couldn’t bathe. But he still had to work.

The 73-year-old tree-cutter hauled bags of ice into his truck at a gas station on his way to a job Wednesday after several days without water.

“What can I do? I’m just a pawn in a chess game,” he said, on one of multiple trips to and from the store. “All I’ve got to do is just try and live.”

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