JXN Water Releases Statement on White House Announcement

As JXN Water continues to make improvements in the system to maintain the community’s safe, clean, and reliable drinking water, news from the White House that needed help is coming for the people of Jackson, Mississippi water infrastructure is well received.

“President Biden and Congressman Thompson have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the City of Jackson and its citizens by making a historical investment in water infrastructure,” said Ted Henifin, JXN Water’s third-party water manager. “I am also grateful to Mayor Lumumba and others in the community that worked so hard to obtain this funding. We still have a long way to go to fully repair the system and restore the public’s confidence. However, this initial installment of the $600 million appropriated for the Jackson water system will help us accelerate our work to ensure everyone in Jackson can access reliable, safe, and affordable water services for generations to come.”

President Biden recently announced an initial $115 million installment towards repairing the city’s water infrastructure challenges and delivering clean water to all residents as part of his Investing in America agenda. This funding is a part of “federal bipartisan legislation to help stabilize Jackson’s drinking water infrastructure and protect against future crises,” according to a statement from The White House.

Additional details concerning other monies and financial support expected or received by JXN Water are provided in The Financial Management Plan released on January 27, 2023.