Mayor Tony Yarber reiterated during a press conference at City Hall Wednesday night that the city’s drinking water system is safe, while at the same time mentioning meetings with Jackson Public Schools superintendent about needed renovations to the corrosion control system.
“I spent a little time today with the superintendent,” the mayor said. “He and I will wrap around. I wanted to make sure that I meet with the team so that…the message will be uniform.”
The city also discussed the possible repair plan to the corrosion control system, estimating the total cost at around $500,000. Director of Public Works Kishia Powell said the city applied for a grant to pay for the repairs but did add that if the money did not come from outside sources, it would come out of the city budget.
Read more about the city of Jackson and the Mississippi State Department of Health's http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2016/feb/24/dont-drink-jackson-water-if-youre-child-infant-or-/">statements on lead levels here.
Note: This post was reported and written by Tim Summers Jr.