Jackson, Mississippi has an ongoing water crisis. Here’s how it’s impacting its citizens.

April 2021

When winter storms swept throughout the South in mid-February, millions of people lost power and water for days. One of the cities hit hardest was Jackson, Mississippi.

The capital city of Mississippi went without clean water for nearly a month. Some Jackson residents who spoke with ABC News said they have had no running water in their homes for up to three weeks.

This is not the first time there has been a water problem in Jackson. Aging infrastructure of the city’s water pipes, changes in weather patterns and lack of resources, have contributed to inconsistent access to clean water for decades.

“They said … you experienced the water crisis recently. I would actually argue that we're still in the midst of a water crisis,” Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said. “It’s not a matter of, if it's a matter of when it will fail again, until we get the adequate resources to address it.”

Read more about the ongoing water crisis in Mississippi here: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/jackson-mississippi-ongoing-water-cris...