Updated Aug. 31, 2022 11:49 am ET
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More than 150,000 people in Jackson, Miss., faced a third day of unreliable running water on Wednesday as officials scrambled to repair the capital city’s neglected water infrastructure and provide clean drinking water.
A water crisis that officials said was decades in the making crescendoed Monday when flooding overwhelmed the city’s main water-treatment plant, slowing water pressure across Jackson. Residents who had complained about having to boil tap water during previous crises now faced a new challenge as they waited for state and city officials to distribute bottled water.