water and wastewater management

Jackson, Mississippi, water is safe to drink, EPA says, two months after treatment plant failed

CNN — The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that water from the two Jackson, Mississippi treatment plants is safe to drink, an agency spokesperson said in a statement. The announcement comes just over two months after residents of Jackson were thrown into a public water crisis as flooding overwhelmed the city’s already troubled water supply …

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As Mississippi River plunges, Army Corps builds levee to keep salt water out of drinking water

CNN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun construction of a 1,500-foot-wide underwater levee in the Mississippi River to keep salt water from rising up the river amid record levels and flows. As drought in the United States becomes more frequent and intense, sea levels rise along the coasts. These two impacts of …

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