Cost to fix water steep - - Jackson, MS

Cost to fix water steep

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By Stephanie Bell Flynt - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WBLT) - Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson said it will cost at least $300 million to fix Jackson's water pipe problems. 

He said that figure comes from a 10-year-old study. He estimates more than $100 million has already been spent toward that goal.  

Johnson made the statements at a morning news conference, where he could not give an estimate on when Jackson's water facilities will be restored after a major freeze broke more than 120 pipes around the city, reducing water pressure and allowing lines to be contaminated.

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