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Jackson facing another water crisis

For the second time this year, Jackson is experiencing a water crisis. The city is under a boiled water notice, and businesses are closing. Officials have not said how long repairs could take. City officials reported a 54-inch water main break early this morning. Some areas of Jackson have little water pressure while others have none at all. No word ...

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Jackson Boil Water Ban Lifted

BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED FOR SURFACE WATER SYSTEM Mayor Johnson announced during a press conference today that the Health Department reported that water samples taken from the city’s surface water system were all clear. The boil water notice for the approximately 175,000 residents on the surface water system is now lifted. The well water system in southwest Jackson’s pressure is ...

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Jackson Mayor: Pipe Breaks Not Due to Lack of Updates

Mayor Harvey Johnson still says Jackson’s 133 water main breaks were due to extended sub-freezing temperatures and not delinquent system updates. At an 11 a.m. City Hall press conference Johnson said $100 million has been invested in the city system over the past 12 years. According to a decade-old study, approximately $300 million would be required to update the Jackson water system. ...

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