Jackson, Mississippi Residents File Lawsuit Against City Over Water Crisis

Jackson, Mississippi Residents File Lawsuit Against City Over Water Crisis


Residents in Jackson, Mississippi, filed a class action lawsuit against the city, its leaders, and engineering companies over ongoing problems related to the community’s water crisis.

The city’s already problematic water pressure system was overwhelmed by recent Pearl River flooding that extended a water boil notice and emergency declaration by Mississippi’s governor for the city of more than 150,000 people.

“The City of Jackson’s water supply has been neglected for decades, culminating in its complete shutdown in August 2022, leaving over 150,000 residents, 82.5% of whom are Black and over 24% are living in poverty, without access to running water,” the lawsuit stated.

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“These residents lack more than just drinking water, or water for making powdered baby formula, cooking, showering, or laundry,” it continued. “During the long period

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