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City Council holds special meeting about Jackson's water

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

During the meeting council members will discuss passing a resolution declaring Jackson's water issues a civil emergency.

Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps says a civil emergency could put Jackson in a better position to secure help from larger entities outside of the City of Jackson.

The councilman says he'd like all Jackson homes to be tested for lead, but that could cost about $1.3 million.

If a civil emergency were declared the city might be able to receive some financial assistance from the state and federal governments. 

Tuesday's meeting is at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall in Jackson.

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