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City councilman pushes for more frequent testing of Jackson water

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

High on the priority list for one Jackson city councilman is the city's drinking water and how often it's tested. Right now, copper and lead levels are tested once every three years.

Councilman Tyrone Hendrix is pushing an ordinance that would change that to at least once a year. This comes on the heels of recent findings of high lead levels in more than a dozen Jackson homes.

Tyrone Hendrix said, 

"So, you know, it'll allow us to be more proactive as a city and to address any issues that we may or may not have, quicker than every three years," said Councilman Tyrone Hendrix.

City council didn't take action on the ordinance Tuesday night. It was moved to the planning committee for further discussion.

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