Mississippi’s largest city in water crisis as treatment plant fails
August 30, 2022
The governor of Mississippi urged residents of Jackson, the state’s capital and largest city, not to drink the water there — if they still had access to it — warning that running water would soon be unavailable as the city’s long-struggling treatment plant failed.
Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said during an emergency briefing Monday night that the city would be without “reliable running water at scale” for the near future.