Governor Reeves addresses the water crisis in Jackson

Governor Tate Reeves addressed the public today as the reliable water service remains days away from the community.

An emergency pump was installed and officials are working to restore normal pressure before health inspectors can test what’s coming out of the faucets.

The complications have resulted in widespread shortages of drinkable water, low pressure, or no service at all in some areas.

Governor Reeves declared a state of emergency Tuesday, saying the Jackson water crisis ‘threatens critical needs’ and has no end in sight. “We have formed a strong coalition between city, state and federal leaders to effectively diagnose what went wrong and to move swiftly to address those issues. We are working on this every day. And I should say, because the plant runs 24/7, we are working on this every night.”

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