Wednesday, April 10, 2024

JXN Water Responds to Mayor

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba claimed last week Jackson would have to raise garbage collection fees because JXN Water is doing a poor job of collecting payments.  Well, JXN Water said not so fast, my friend, and issued the following statement: 

JXN Water continues to make collection strides to help every customer get current on their bill and ensure every customer is paying their fair share for the services received.

Collections Improving, Revenues Increased

Letters to customers with past due balances began going out in March and many customers have stepped up and paid their past due balances to avoid disconnection. Other letters were sent to customers using water without accounts informing them their service will be disconnected if they do not set up an account with JXN Water. Many have established accounts as a result of these notices.

Severance for past due accounts and turnoffs for non-account began in March. The latest collection rate will be part of the upcoming quarterly report for January-March 2024, which will be made available in May.

As a result, revenues have increased in the past few months. The increased focus on billing and collection will continue throughout the year with the goal of getting every account paid up and current by the end of this year. 

"We never want to disconnect anyone from the water system but we need everyone to get current on their bill. Without local revenues, we cannot continue the progress we have made over the past year to stabilize the drinking water system and stop the sewer overflows that have plagued Jackson neighborhoods for years," said JXN Water Interim Third-Party Manager Ted Henifin.

JXN Water bills for trash pick-up on behalf of the City of Jackson with the water bill. JXN Water supports the City of Jackson collecting sanitation charges on their own or through their current vendor. The money collected and paid to the city for trash collection exceeded the contract cost of $851,000, as published recently in the Clarion Ledger, in each of the first three months of the city's fiscal year:

Revenues Collected


October 2023            $1,028,249.33

November 2023          $   902,189.51

December 2023          $   970,589.34 

 Kingfish note: Is anyone surprised? 
WLBT did a nice job of debunking the Mayor last week.



Anonymous said...

They don't call him Lyin' Lumumba for nothing...

Anonymous said...

LFG Ted! Don't let the mayor get away with that slander!! And good on WLBT for being the only local news outlet (besides KF) to call him out on his lies. Do better, WAPT!

Anonymous said...

"Wait? Y'all are actually gonna call me on crap now?
I get a free pass like always, right? Right?"


Anonymous said...

Doing business in Jackson is the most effective red pill to swallow.

Anonymous said...

Why couldn't the local journos call him on this sooner?
Where was this investigative impetus amid the Garbage and Water crisis, while it was happening?

They are all bold and willing to speak up now that they can hide behind Ted.

Thanks KF. They should bow down to you.

Anonymous said...

The only reason Lumumba still continues to think he’s right is bc he’s a narcissist

Anonymous said...

Bowing to a Fish is a low bow. Ted ought to sue Lil Choke "for all he's worth, then sue him for all he's not worth", to quote our little tyrant.

Anonymous said...

I don’t see a major problem. Just overcharge the people in Belhaven and north east Jackson for the amount that is needed.

Anonymous said...

Consequences are real to Lumumba, because he's never had any.

He has been allowed to live in a fantasy land, while his subjects bear the consequences.

Anonymous said...

I think Teds about ready to pack up and head across the mason-dixon and say to hell with Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Just so I am keeping up, the Mayor and his Sister do not pay for water yet they intervene in the courts and sue for access to water. Since that means they do not pay for garbage either, but now blame Ted for having to raise the garbage rates? Not paying in, and lay blame for the collections rate is CRAZY! Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Step 1: Stop collecting water bills because you want to be radical and give the people free water
Step 2: Pretend it was a strategy to trigger a bail out from Uncle Joe
Step 3: Deny you ever stopped collecting bills in a half-hearted attempt to embarrass the competent receiver Joe required because you pushed the system to the brink of collapse by refusing to collect bills
Step 4: Refuse to admit you lied, Giuliani-style: "clarification is needed"

That jackass is not just a lying fool. He's the liberal Donald Trump.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering why WLBT hasn't called out Chuckles earlier. And why is WAPT asleep at the wheel?

Anonymous said...

5:52: Henifin is motivated to finish the job, that's for sure.

I bet he's never dealt with a group of leaders who make it so difficult to help the people. They're like warlords in Africa: pure self-interest, and to hell with the people.

Anonymous said...

If JXN water is having poor collections then why doesn’t the Mayor and his staff assist in said collections. So Mr Mayor lets start by being part of the solution, it was your baby and you and you staff did nothing!

A Judge had to bring in a helper to fix your cities water issues.

Now we can play the blame game all day, but what we want is frequent and clean drinking water.

And a Safe City

Looking forward to your cooperation

Anonymous said...

Watch Shock- Way play the race card soon.

Anonymous said...

This is an obvious gambit to pad Richard's contract.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, Judge Wingate has read Lumumba's lies and Henifin's corrections, so he preserves Jackson's recovery without Choke and Rukia's intervention.

Hennifen has exhibited masterful self control in his JxnWater communications.

Anonymous said...

Can that miserable politician ever tell the truth?

Anonymous said...

Well worded "response" by Hennifen.

Chok's looking like the idiot here, again.

Anonymous said...

The problem with corrections and responses (like Ted's) is that the people who need to see them either don't see them or would not understand them if they did see them.

A liar's message spreads quickly throughout a community. The messenger who corrects the liar is either unheard or the message falls flat.

Anonymous said...

Mr Mayor have a media conference and inform the citizens that they have to pay for the water they used! Also enlist the Community Leaders including Pastors to assist in bringing this information out! Let’s not play they blame game OK!

You have to work with all for the betterment of Jackson!

Thanking you in advance

Anonymous said...

Democrats lie, that’s just what they do and who they are.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, all intelligent people know Chuck is useless and would never vote for him and we knew he was a crook.

But his doofus criminal fan base would vote for him even he set fire to every church and daiquiri bar in the city.

Anonymous said...

"The money collected and paid to the city for trash collection exceeded the contract cost of $851,000, as published recently in the Clarion Ledger, in each of the first three months of the city's fiscal year:"

So, Mr Mayor if JXN Water has in fact paid the City more than enough to cover the monthly cost of garbage collection, why would the City need to raise the rate it charges the citizens ? Is this yet another example of you not having or knowing the true facts ? You know, like when you claimed the State didn't pay for its water when in fact it did and still does, right ? Right ?

Rukia pay your taxes said...

Where lyin' Lumbumbas lips moving when he made these false statements?

If yes - he was lying.

If no - he is a lying ventriliquist.


Wow said...

Disgusting. I applaud the professionalism in the JXN response and keeping it facts-based.

8:54pm "This is an obvious gambit to pad Richard's contract."
may be on to something there.

I just feel powerless. Not really sure how I can organize or what I can do to oppose these people.

Anonymous said...

First of all, there is clearly an effort to make collection easier and more efficient. There are glitches in the effort to update. I know I've tried.

Unless or until, the city and state update equipment to compatible systems and, methods of accounting, hiring standards and cooperate rather than bicker, those so inclined can play a numbers game with ALL of US ALL the TIME!

You only have to go to the county and city offices to see the outdated equipment including phone systems.

You only have to see how much revenue the city has lost especially in funds from taxes and the city.

You only have to look at our dysfunctional council and county commissioners to see self-serving party politics at work.

Far too often, those who have to make decisions and who want to do it well have inadequate information.

It is NOT that damn hard or time consuming for ANYONE to find out how others have best solved the problems we are experiencing. Indeed, it's the JOB of those we elect.

You can't even hammer a nail right if you don't know which nail will work best and don't have a hammer! AND THAT IS ALL OUR POLITICIANS TODAY SINCE ALL THEY DO IS PARROT THE PARTY LINES!

Biased sources give you biased information that is worthless.

Aquaman said...

Since the People’s Advocacy Institute and the Poor People's Campaign are so interested in having a seat at the JXN Water table, why aren't they mobilizing to help get the community up to date on their water bills? Wouldn't that be a proactive approach to community engagement and betterment?

Anonymous said...

The marxist mayor is a true believer, and practitioner, of the marxist maxim, by any means necessary.

Anonymous said...

Mayor stated they needed 45,000 carts. Assuming this is the number of customers and $37/month, that's $1,665,000/month or $19.98M/year. Why do they need this much for an $851K monthly Richard's charge??? Tipping fees to WM that much or they doing something else with the excess funds???

Anonymous said...

If JXN water has paid to the city more than the contracted amount for the garbage collection, whose pocketed the difference?

Anonymous said...

Glad Henifin did this but its a shame he has to.

Glad to see this addressed: "Other letters were sent to customers using water without accounts informing them their service will be disconnected if they do not set up an account with JXN Water. Many have established accounts as a result of these notices." That helps address those thousands who had water and not paying a dime.

Glad he posted the collection numbers for trash pickup.

Anonymous said...

If the mayor pisses off the water czar enough he will return to Boston. Then things will return to the same old, same old, but the mayor will blame it on the water czar.

The f'ing incompetent marxist mayor couldn't run a lemonade stand, but keep voting for him you f'ing morons.

Anonymous said...

I like it when someone, like the water czar, brings the receipts when confronting a lying politician. It is amazing to me the number of politicians that have no shame, deceitful people that will actually double down when caught in a lie. More politicians need to be called on their lies.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever follow up on the water accounts with a billing code that did not get a bill?

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