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Capital City to receive $6M water loan

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour says the City of Jackson apparently will get a $6 million loan to improve its aging water system.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that Barbour Friday announced a pending reversal Friday of a State Bond Commission decision to deny the city the funding. Barbour is on the three-member commission.

The commission is expected to vote again in October.

Jackson has had numerous problems with its water system. Subfreezing temperatures in January froze pipes, leaving many residents, businesses and government agencies without water. In late June, a blown cap on a water main resulted in low water pressure, and residents across the city were forced to boil their water for several days.

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