Who will oversee Jackson's waste water contract? - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Who will oversee Jackson's waste water contract?

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Some Jackson leaders say the city is receiving conflicting orders from two different judges.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger is ordering the city to turn it's wastewater contract over to another company. But a chancery court judge is ordering the city to stay with it's current contractor, Jackson Water System.

Now, the fate of Jackson's wastewater contract is in the hands of the state supreme court.

"It's challenging because it's not just a question of flipping a switch from one company to the next. It's very detailed, and there are scores of engineers and water treatment experts that need to be in place to make sure this is done appropriately," said City Councilman Jeff Weill.

City Attorney Peter Teeuwissen has filed an emergency appeal to the state supreme court to sort out the issue.

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