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Water Crisis in Jackson

Stories about the Jackson water crisis caused by frozen and broken pipes throughout the city

City & County

JPS Reopens Despite 27 Schools With Little to No Water Pressure

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In what seems like old news, Jackson's water issues persist into this week. Except this time students have returned to schools with little to no water pressure, and the Jackson Public School District seems prepared to keep students in class by any means necessary.

City & County

Jackson's 'Deplorable' Pipes Still Bursting, Causing School Closures

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The City of Jackson is somewhere between praising its public-works department for its hard work this year and quickly patching the aging infrastructure and pipes so that all citizens and businesses can have water and children can go back to school.

City & County

City Hall and Schools Reopen as Pipe Repairs Continue

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The City of Jackson and Jackson Public Schools reopened today after being closed this week in the face of the wintry weather in Jackson and beyond.

City & County

JPS Still Closed, But Many of City's 'Peanut Brittle' Pipes Repaired

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While Jackson has suffered a staggering 116 water-main breaks in the last week, Director of Public Works Bob Miller is assuring citizens that the number of new breaks has fallen off with pressures starting to return to normal in some areas.