National Guard sent to help with water distribution crisis across Mississippi capital

Members of the Mississippi National Guard hand out bottled water at Thomas Cardozo Middle School on Thursday in Jackson, Miss. (Photo by Brad Vest/Getty Images)

Revelations 18:23 ‘For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • Jackson water crisis deepens as state deploys National Guard
  • 600 National Guard troops at mass water distribution sites across the Mississippi capital as workers struggled to repair beleaguered plant pumps that have left many without reliable running water for weeks, with no end in sight.
  • State officials opened seven mass water distribution sites
  • Officials told reporters the locations would be supplied by 108 trucks for the next few days, enough water for the city’s 150,000 residents, plus 30,000 out-of-town workers.
  • The city has been under a boil-water notice since late July due to what the state called quality issues, and the water plant has been plagued by problems in recent years including staff shortages, failed environmental inspections, a freeze and a fire.

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