Jackson has water again
People in Mississippi’s capital city can once again use tap water without boiling it first.
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says Monday that boil water notices have been lifted. The notices were issued in parts of the city after workers replaced a broken water main in northwest Jackson on Friday and Saturday.
The city originally estimated 40,000 customers would be without water or would have low pressure because of the work. It ended up being about half that number.
Jackson is one of many cities across the U.S. dealing with challenges of aging infrastructure. The concrete pipe replaced in Jackson was 27 years old.