Water crisis threatens Jackson businesses. Local owners weigh in

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-08-30 21:02:11

Business owners in Jackson are at a breaking point as the State of Mississippi has announced a state of emergency with the embattled Jackson water system.

Many are wondering if this is the beginning of the end for Jackson as there has been no hint from local or state leaders as to how long residents and businesses will be under a boil water notice.

“This isn’t a new thing. It has been going on for me for like 20 years. Everybody is acting like this is a new situation. It’s not. It’s a ridiculous situation that should have been addressed 20 years ago,” said Derek Emerson, who owns…

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