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Jackson to use ARPA funding to repair N. Mill Street sewer overflows

Aug 22, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson city leaders say they’re going to use COVID-19 dollars to repair sewer failures that have caused 20 million gallons of waste to enter Town Creek.

“That’s going to be one of our ARPA projects to design and construct because what we need to do is get that sewer line from underneath the rail yard, under Mill Street, run it down and then cross at a lower point,” said City Engineer Robert Lee.

“We are working on trying to get a better interim solution now that we know we’ve had another section fail that caused the pump to not work at all,” he added. “The sewer’s not even making it to the pump.”

Friday, WLBT reported that 19.7 million gallons of untreated sewer water were released into the environment between April 1 and June 30 due to a sewer break and sewer pump failure along Mill Street.

That sewage entered a storm drain there and eventually flowed into Town Creek.

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