Water Crisis In Jackson Has A History : Consider This from NPR For more than a month, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, have not had access to safe drinking water. The city is under a boil water advisory after problems with the pumps at the city's main water treatment plant.

It's the latest emergency in a city that has had problems with its water system for decades.

We talk to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan about efforts to fix Jackson's water infrastructure.

This episode also features reporting from NPR's Cory Turner and Jennifer Ludden.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

In Jackson, Mississippi, A Water Crisis Decades In The Making

In Jackson, Mississippi, A Water Crisis Decades In The Making

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Residents distribute cases of water at Grove Park Community Center in Jackson, Mississippi, on September 3, 2022. - Jackson is enduring days without clean running water. The city, where 80 percent of the population is Black and poverty is rife, has been experiencing recurring water crises for years. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images) SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Residents distribute cases of water at Grove Park Community Center in Jackson, Mississippi, on September 3, 2022. - Jackson is enduring days without clean running water. The city, where 80 percent of the population is Black and poverty is rife, has been experiencing recurring water crises for years. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)

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For more than a month, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, have not had access to safe drinking water. The city is under a boil water advisory after problems with the pumps at the city's main water treatment plant.

It's the latest emergency in a city that has had problems with its water system for decades.

We talk to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan about efforts to fix Jackson's water infrastructure.

This episode also features reporting from NPR's Cory Turner and Jennifer Ludden.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Gabe O'Connor and Connor Donevan. It was edited by Bridget Kelley, Ashley Brown, Amy Isackson and Nicole Cohen. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.