Jackson City Council passes resolution for mayor to hire water manager

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-08-16 17:17:21

With the City of Jackson facing another prolonged boil water notice — its fifth since February 2021 — city council members voted 4-2 Tuesday to ask Mayor Chokwe Lumumba to engage a “third party management company” to help operate the city’s two water treatment facilities.

The resolution, introduced by Ward 7 Councilwoman Virgi Lindsay, calls on the administration to engage the company “within the confines of the law and as expediently as possible” to assist with operations of the O. B. Curtis and Fewell water plants.

Some council members, citing the emergency nature of the…

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