More than $35 million in ARPA money granted for Jackson water repairs

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-04 14:28:07

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.

The City of Jackson received more than more than $35 million in state money for projects in connection with water and infrastructure for the city just a month after the city requested the money in September during a City Council meeting.

The city in September 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.

On Friday, the City of Jackson was approved for seven projects in the first round of…

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