Jackson, Miss., Won’t Release Email About 2020 Water System Problems

"JACKSON, Miss. — The city of Jackson, Mississippi, has denied a TV station’s public records request for email about problems with the city water treatment system.

WLBT-TV recently requested all city email related to the Environmental Protection Agency telling Jackson in March 2020 to bring its water treatment system into compliance with federal law.

City officials kept the emergency administrative order secret until news organizations recently reported about it."

The Associated Press had the story April 18, 2021.


"Jackson Denies Open Record Request Related To EPA Emergency Order" (WLBT)

Source: AP, 04/20/2021