Tag Archives: water crisis

Mississippi Gov: “It’s A Great Day To Not Be In Jackson”

Jackson’s NBC affiliate reports: A day after declaring victory in helping to restore clean water to tens of thousands of people in Jackson, Gov. Tate Reeves took a swipe at the capital city at a groundbreaking ceremony in Hattiesburg. “It is a great day to be in Hattiesburg. It’s also, as always, a great day to not be in Jackson,” …

Read More »

Jackson’s Water Still Undrinkable, Boil Order Continues

The Guardian reports: Residents in Jackson, the majority-Black capital city of Mississippi, now have water coming out of their taps once again, but are still having to boil it before drinking, as they have had to intermittently for years. It is a step forward from the situation last week, when floods overwhelmed the city’s dilapidated main water treatment plant and …

Read More »

First-Ever Water Shortage Declared For Colorado River

CNN reports: The federal government on Monday declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time, triggering mandatory water consumption cuts for states in the Southwest, as climate change-fueled drought pushes the level in Lake Mead to unprecedented lows. Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US by volume, has drained at an alarming rate this year. …

Read More »