City approves plan to seek more than $35 million in water-repair plan

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Jim Craig, with the Mississippi State Department of Health, left, leads Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, right, Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), center, and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, rear, as they walk past sedimentation basins at the City of Jackson's O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility in Ridgeland, Miss., Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Jackson's water system partially failed following flooding and heavy rainfall that exacerbated longstanding problems in one of two water-treatment plants.

Jackson’s City Council is asking for more than $35 million in state money for eight projects in connection with water and infrastructure projects for the city.

The city authorized submitting a 50-50 matching grant application to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for the Mississippi Municipality and County Water and Infrastructure grant program for matching project funds.

The request came during a special-called city council meeting Thursday afternoon.

“We are going to apply for a number of projects both at O.B. Curtis Water Plant, J.H. Fewell…

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