Jackson, Mississippi is Unfortunate Example of Water Infrastructure Neglect
Truth from the Tap has a new one-pager, “Jackson, Mississippi: The Critical Nature of Water Infrastructure Investment,” about how Jackson is an unfortunate example of what happens when water infrastructure investments are delayed or neglected.
The resource cites headlines out of Jackson and statements by elected officials about how the current crisis is a result of “decades of deferred maintenance” and “underinvestment” in infrastructure.
The one-pager also spotlights water companies’ strategic and proactive infrastructure investments. Every year, America’s largest water companies collectively invest $3.9 billion into community water systems. These investments allow customers and future generations to turn on the tap and know that the water is safe for their families.