Jackson sewage in Pearl River impacting business, recreation, health


rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-08-11 21:00:12

It’s a stinky situation. Jackson’s failing infrastructure and overflows have been pouring millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Pearl River for years and the health risks involved — and the smell — are affecting those who care about the river the most.

Wesley McMurrin of Pearl said he enjoys kayaking on the Pearl River near Jackson because it’s convenient, but the sewage issue limits his fun. One of the things he enjoys doing is exploring creeks that feed into the river when water levels allow, but will not return to some.

“I kayaked up Purple Creek and man, it stank so bad,”…

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