Boil water notice lifted for U.S. Mississippi capital


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  • Friday, 16 Sep 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The boil water notice for water customers of Jackson, Mississippi had been lifted, the city said on Thursday.

The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure over the past 24 hours and pressure should be stable throughout Jackson, according to an update.

Flooding of the Pearl River, which runs in Mississippi and Louisiana, damaged a pump of the facility this summer, creating problems with providing clean water for roughly 180,000 residents of Jackson and its surrounding areas.

"We have restored clean drinking water to Jackson," Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves tweeted on Thursday. "More work to do to make sure that we do not end up back in crisis."

Jackson, whose residents are mostly African Americans, was under the boil water notice for weeks.

Critics said the water system was failing because of years of neglect, which also fits into a pattern of "environmental racism."

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