On Friday, the city of Jackson reversed what it said days earlier and said there is no lead in the water lines it had sampled.
A statement released by the city on Friday said, “On Sept. 28, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced at a news conference the discovery of 16 lead service lines. Upon further investigation, the 16 identified lines have been field-checked and are not lead.”
The statement went on to read, “We do not have any known lead service lines at this time. If any are discovered, we will take immediate action to notify the property owner or resident.”