Reeves: City of Jackson could face state takeover of water system

Gov. Tate Reeves suggested during a news conference Tuesday that a state takeover of Jackson’s troubled water system could come under review in the future.

“The state does not run the water system in the city of Jackson,” he said. “Perhaps we should.”

Reeves said state government operations have been difficult due to the lack of water service in the city. Residents across the city have largely been without water since the system lost pressure on Feb. 15 due to the winter storms that impacted the state.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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