Jackson Water Crisis

 

Since September of 2023, the Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign and the People’s Advocacy Institute (PAI) have fought for the right of Jackson Residents to become parties to the ongoing Safe Drinking Water legal proceedings between the EPA, DOJ, the City of Jackson, and the new water company – JXN Water. 

 

The EPA and City of Jackson have agreed to PAI’s and the MS Poor People’s Campaign request for community intervention. Yet, after five months, we still await 5th Circuit Court Judge Wingate’s decision on the matter.  

 

With the unwavering legal support of Forward Justice, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the ACLU of Mississippi, a second request for community intervention was filed on February 13th, 2024. (Click HERE to read the request). 

JACKSON RESIDENTS refuse to be silenced and will not let closed-door negotiations dictate our water’s future.

Stay informed, engaged, and involved. Connect with us at safewater@peoplesadvocacyinstitute.com

 

 

Background

At the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition, our entire foundation is based on listening to what our people say they need and generating resources to fill those voids. Jackson’s water crisis is no different. We need to work now to build a water bank to ensure we’re always prepared. We’ve been helping to provide clean drinking water and water resources to the community so our children never go without. Please continue investing in our community now by donating to make sure the fundamental resource of water is available.

 

We all know this water calamity didn’t happen overnight. It took decades to corrupt, and it will take years, at best, to repair. From helping to provide the Water Box to water bottles whenever our people need it, we will maintain the standard of helping ourselves. Clean drinking water is a basic necessity, and our people deserve nothing but the best.

 

Thank you for supporting our community.

Water Distribution Schedule

South Jackson

  • Sykes Community Center
    • Strong Arms, 520 Sykes Rd.,  Jackson MS
  • Oak Forest Community Center
    • Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

  •  Westland Plaza Parking Lot, MS Poor People’s Campaign

South Jackson

  • Oak Forest Community Center
    • Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

  • Westland Plaza Parking Lot, MS Poor People’s Campaign

South Jackson

  • Oak Forest Community Center
    • Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

  • Westland Plaza Parking Lot, MS Poor People’s Campaign

South Jackson

  • Oak Forest Community Center
    • Operation Good, 2827 Oak Forest Dr., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

  • Westland Plaza Parking Lot, MS Poor People’s Campaign

North Jackson

  • Northtown Pharmacy
    • JXN People’s Assembly, 6220 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS

West Jackson

  • PAI
    • PAI Northside Drive & Hanging Moss Rd.

North Jackson

  • MS Move Across from Tougaloo College

North Jackson

  • MS Move Across from Tougaloo College

Resources