USA: residents of Jackson deprived of drinking water due to failing infrastructure


In 2021, the American Civil Engineering Society gave US infrastructure a C grade. Since then, Joe Biden has passed a major multi-billion dollar bipartisan plan to upgrade this infrastructure. Some places in the country are particularly disadvantaged: this is the case of Mississippi, the poorest state in the United States, where the inhabitants of the city of Jackson spent six weeks without drinking water, after floods made the water of the sewerage system, which was already failing, completely out of order. The state is to receive $429 million to address the water problem, but local officials say double that is needed for the city of Jackson alone. The inhabitants condemn the negligence of the local elected officials and claim to be victims of environmental racism. Fanny Allard met them.

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