Water Restored In Jackson After Nearly A Week

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced Monday that water pressure had been restored to the city of Jackson after "historic and unprecedented steps" by the state.

The governor added that after the bad water had been flushed out, he hoped Jacksonians would have access to clean water and that investigative testing would resume.

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Jackson officials had announced Sunday that water pressure was restored to most of the city's customers.

Torrential rains and flooding of the Pearl River exacerbated problems at the city's treatment plant, leading to a drop in pressure throughout the city, where residents were already under a boil-water order due to poor quality

The city "will be in an emergency even as the water is restored to every home, and even as the boil water notice is lifted, because that is the fragile state of our water treatment facility," Lumumba said in an appearance on ABC's "This Week.

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