City of Jackson: New test results show lead gone from six homes

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Jackson received new results for the residential areas where lead was found.

The Mississippi State Department of Health recently reported 13 of 58 Jackson residences had lead levels above the “actionable level”.

The new results from the re-sampling show no levels of lead in six of the locations.

Five locations had lower levels. However, two of those five locations still were above the actionable level.

Out of two of the original 13 locations, one property is now empty and the other used water from a private well.

Director of Public Works Kishia Powell met with MSDH representatives on Wednesday, February 3, to discuss the results and what would happen next.

The next steps will be to identify the funding to upgrade corrosion control measures and increased monitoring in the distribution system.

The city of Jackson is in compliance with state and federal regulations.

It will continue to monitor its water system as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The water is safe for cooking and drinking.

However, it is recommended that homeowners flush the cold water faucet for one minute and not use water from the hot water tap for drinking or cooking.



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