(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: Just a short while ago, a state of emergency was declared for Jackson, Mississippi, where a disaster has left the city without water. Jackson is the capital of Mississippi.
The cause of the disaster is a complete and total failure of the main water treatment plant.
According to some reports, the city has even been left without enough water to fight fires.
According to National Review:
“The failure of the largest water treatment plant in Jackson, Miss., has left more than 150,000 residents in the state capital without access to safe running water, officials said.
“The water system has been operating under duress for years, with aging infrastructure causing disruptions in service and frequent boil-water notices, the New York Times reported.
“However, the failure of pumps at the city’s main water treatment plant on Monday left homes and businesses with little to no water pressure. Water that did make its way to residents was likely delivered straight from the city’s reservoir and was unsafe to consume, officials told residents.” [emphasis added]
According to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves during a briefing just moments ago:
“Until it is fixed, it means we do not have reliable running water at scale. It means the city cannot produce enough water to fight fires, to reliably flush toilets, and to meet other critical needs.
“It was a near certainty that Jackson would begin to fail to produce running water sometime in the next several weeks or months if something didn’t materially improve.” [emphasis added]
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DEVELOPING: Jackson, Mississippi, a city of 153,000 people, is without reliable running water, officials say.https://t.co/eEc4eljld5
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