State leaders discuss ongoing infrastructure and water issues in Jackson

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Some Jackson neighbors are still dealing with the aftermath from February’s winter storms, which caused the city to lose water pressure. There are still unanswered questions on how state lawmakers will help with the water crisis.

“The problem is more sever in Jackson because of the magnitude of the city,” explained State Senator Sollie Norwood (D-District 28).

Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann (R-Miss.) lives in the City of Jackson. So far, his office said they’re hopeful that federal funds could be used to help with the city’s water crisis.

“Put politics aside. Put personality aside. Put all of them aside, and let’s see what we can come together and do what’s in the best interest for the City of Jackson,” said Norwood.

Hosemann has yet to answer what he will do specifically to help with the city’s water and infrastructure issues.

On Monday, U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson said he’s committed to helping the City of Jackson create a permanent solution to its water crisis.

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