U.S. Proposes Interim Solution To Jackson Water Crisis

(Washington, DC) — The U.S. is proposing an interim solution to the Jackson water crisis. The Justice Department said in a statement it filed a proposal to appoint a third-party manager to stabilize the Mississippi city’s public drinking water system. It’s meant to work for now while the Mississippi Department of Health uses federal resources to solve Jackson’s water crisis long-term.

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, right, addresses a roundtable of Jackson-area business people, community leaders, residents and educators, about the efforts underway to deliver a sustainable water system for residents as Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, left, listens, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Jackson State University, in Jackson, Miss.