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After years of planning, water plant construction to begin

JACKSON COUNTY — Officials says construction will begin soon on a $9.2-million drinking water plant that is part of a project, almost 20 years in the making, to use water from the Pascagoula River to supply businesses and homes in northeast Jackson County. The Sun Herald reports the county has partnered with the Jackson County Utility Authority that will run ...

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City under boiled water notice after E.coli bacteria discovered

LAUREL — More than 23,000 customers who get water from the city of Laurel are being advised to boil it. A press release from the state Health Department said E. coli bacteria had been detected. City spokeswoman Anicia Hill says she doesn’t have any information about the contamination. She referred comment to United Water, a private firm that Laurel contracts ...

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Low river allowing saltwater to threaten drinking supplies

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers said yesterday it would construct an underwater sill in the Mississippi River as it seeks to stop saltwater from threatening drinking water supplies in the New Orleans area. It’s needed because water levels in the drought-stricken Mississippi have gotten so low that the river is nearly at sea level, allowing salt water ...

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Officials oppose MDEQ's proposed water regulations

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Pearl River County supervisors have unanimously adopted a resolution opposing proposed Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality amendments to state water regulations. The Mississippi Rural Water Association charges the proposed changes would give MDEQ the power to deny permits covering proposed water wells and cancel existing well permits. In some cases, it would force consolidation of rural ...

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Brown-water project moving forward

GREENVILLE — Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced an agreement has been reached between the City of Greenville and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on the Greenville Brown Water Cleanup Project. Wicker was joined by Greenville Mayor Heather Hudson and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the announcement at a press conference at City Hall. ...

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