EPA inspector general probes Mississippi capital water woes

Mgn 1280x960 20901c00 Ktubx
jackson water crisis

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and MATTHEW DALY
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An independent watchdog in the Environmental Protection Agency says it is investigating the troubled water system in Mississippi’s capital.

Emergency repairs are happening after problems at Jackson’s main water treatment plant caused most customers to lose service for several days.

Water is running again, but the city is in the seventh week of a boil-water advisory.

The state health department found cloudy water that could cause illness.

The EPA’s Office of Inspector General says Tuesday it will conduct interviews, gather data and analyze compliance with regulations, policies and procedures for Jackson’s water system.

That includes looking at the administration of Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

9/13/2022 3:43:06 PM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Regional and US News