Lumumba celebrates federal funds approved for Jackson water crisis

54 views – Mississippi – 2023-01-05 14:43:57

As the City of Jackson remains mired in the second week of the latest city-wide boil-water notice, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on Thursday reveled in the that was announced just before Christmas that the city will receive $600 million from the federal government to help repair the city water system.

The bill was part of a $1.7 trillion spending bill financing federal agencies through September.

The water system, which some have estimated may need as much as $2 billion to come into compliance with an Environmental Protection Agency consent decree, would receive $600 million from…

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