Jackson Water Crisis

 This page is a collection of posts on the Jackson water crisis, EPA emergency administrative order and coverup, Siemens deal, and some history of the Jackson water treatment system. It will be periodically updated.

Posts considered to be important are in bold. 

How Jackson's water system collapsed.  (September 20, 2022)

How Jackson's water system collapsed (Bullet Points Version) (September 29, 2022)


EPA nailed Jackson water system neglect a year ago (April 2021)

City Council: Mayor did not report EPA order on water system implosion (April 2021)  

Having a conversation about the conversation. 

Reductive analysis of the day.  Mayor calls order an admin process gap.  Yes, he did. 


WLBT busts Mayor on order 

Mayor & Council refuse to discuss EPA order in public. 

Jackson won't release EPA emails.  

Jackson water plant dysfunction continued after EPA order (April 2021)

Jackson did not notify public of EPA order.  

How bad were Jackson's water treatment plants?  (April 2021)

Chutzpah defined: Mayor says we are "ill-informed" about EPA order. 

Water treatment plant still lacks key employees. (June 2021)  

More mayoral malarky. 

Shoestrings, lies, & perfect storms (MSDH says in June 2021 Jackson water system will implode in next adverse event) ( June 2021)

Jackson to EPA: Deadline? What deadline? (June 2022) 

Implosion (September 2022) EPA warns of impending doom in July 2022 report.  



Fire at O.B. Curtis (April 2021)

Jackson still hasn't fixed pumps damaged in April 2021 fire. (Feb 2022) 


Fiddling after the water plant burned. 



 The REST of the story: Jackson finances (May 2021)

 Jackson water/sewer 2020: Losing more money (June 2022)

Snapshot: Jackson finances (June 2022)


Lumumba lies to New York Times (March 2021) 

Lie to media, rinse, repeat. (March 2021) 

Governor to Mayor & NYT: State pays its water bills., Mayor tries to cover.  (March 2021) 

Lumumba Lays it on to Democracy Now

Health Department pays Jackson over $360,000 for water.  

Mayor lies to Vice News 


The cutoff's are a'coming. (February 2019) 

Jackson suicide update: Cutting off the cut offs (June 2021 with some pretty charts)

The cutoffs will no longer be cut off. (July 2021)

Shocker! (November 2021) 

Cutting off the Cutoffs (August 2022) 


Ammonia leak at O.B. Curtis 

Mayor objects to boil water notices.  

Mayor disagrees with MSDH on boil water notice 

 Flooding at the plant: The REST of the story (Drone photos) 

Just another day in Jackson.  


 Truth about O.B. Curtis water treatment plant.

EPA team coming to town.


Siemen's Contract & Fees (Read them)

Jackson stops replacement of water meters.  

Siemen's contract review by consultant

JJ analysis: Siemens contract assumed & gauranteed much, verified little.  

Same Siemens, same complaints in Arkansas? 

MAC sues Siemens   

MAC: Stop Siemens. Siemens: We paid MAC $18 million.  

Siemens and MAC settle. 

Mayor: City to pay Siemens $7 million a year til '41

Jackson sues Siemens & minority "sham" contractors. 

Food Fight: Siemens edition

City announces Siemens settlement.  

Priester breaks down Siemen's settlement and how funds are used.  

Siemens fires back at Mayor. 

Mayor & WLBT spar over spending of Siemens settlement proceeds 

NAACP EPA Complaint

NAACP files EPA civil rights complaint against state of Mississippi.



Jackson going to monthly billing for water/sewer (2015)

How a water treatment plant works. 

Getting lead out of Clarion-Ledger's lead story.  

How Mayor wants to use ARPA funds (April 2022) 

WLBT dives into Jackson's water crisis (February 2022) 

Jackson water treatment plants: Help Wanted (May 2021) A look at # of Class A licenses in Mississippi

Jackson asks Leg for $47 million (March 2021)

Mayor doesn't hold back (August 2022) 

City doesn't advertise for Class A water operators (August 2022)

Mayor lies about Detroit water system (August 2022) 

Here we go again: Water problems (November 2021) 

The November water plant shutdown: The REST of the story. (March 2022) 

A tale of two rosters (June 2021)  This is a good one. 

Water treatment plant lacks key employees. (June 2021)

This aged well. (March 2021) 

Water conservation advisory lifted (January 2020)

WLBT reports on dire staffing shortage. ( August 18, 2022)

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The work of the other media in the metro area pales in comparison.

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Thank you for putting a fast link to this on the home page. This much detailed information is needed and, quite frankly, incredible. Thank you.

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