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Jackson, Miss., Is Out of Running Water After Treatment Plant Pumps Fail

Alyssa Lukpat of The Wall Street Journal reports on Jackson, Mississippi’s water crisis.

The C3 Take
  • Water pumps in Jackson, Mississippi have failed, leaving town residents without access to clean running water.
  • The city’s crumbling water infrastructure was strained by recent catastrophic flooding that has impacted the state.
  • This devastating news out of Jackson highlights the importance of investing in critical infrastructure and climate adaptation measures.

“A possible failure at the plant had been looming for weeks. Mr. Reeves said the facility had been operating on small backup pumps after the main pumps were severely damaged. He added that city officials had agreed to pay for half of the emergency improvement costs at the plant.”

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