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Jackson residents seek answers from administrator over city's water system

WAPT Jackson 12/8/2022 Kara Peters
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The city of Jackson held a town hall meeting to give residents an opportunity to ask questions and hear from the city's new third-party administrator.

Residents were given the chance to ask questions during Wednesday night's meeting at Forest Hill High School. They wanted to know what the timeline looks like to fix the water plants and whether they can expect to pay more for their water bill — something Henefin is hoping to avoid.

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"I do think that we're on a good path. I'm feeling very positive about where we are and the people we've got lined up," Henifin said.

"I believe that this is the best opportunity in any of our lifetimes in order to improve Jackson's water systems," Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said.

Henifin comes following an agreement made between the city, the U.S. Department of Justice, the state and the Environmental Protection Agency. Henifin said he remains committed to accomplishing the ultimate goal, which is securing clean and safe drinking water for the Jackson community.

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