"“For years, the people of Jackson, Mississippi, have suffered the consequences of aging water infrastructure,” the president said in a statement released to theGrio."
"President Joe Biden is awarding $115 million to support needed investments to rebuild Jackson, Mississippi’s water infrastructure, theGrio is first to report. The federal dollars are part of $600 million in appropriations funding approved by Congress last year.
Jackson, a majority-Black city of nearly 150,000 residents, is in a state of rebuilding after its water system nearly collapsed last summer due to major flooding and years of infrastructure neglect.
Residents were left without clean and safe drinking water for days during its initial failure in August 2022 and have continued to face disruptions. The federal government has stepped in to assist the state with emergency support and technical assistance."