Byram began the process of finding its own water wells

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Byram is beginning the process of finding its own water wells, so the city no longer has to rely on Jackson Water Services. The city is considering three locations for the water well One site is at Lake Dockery and Sewell Road. Another city-owned site is around the corner. Byram plans to use all of its more than $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding on water projects. “Whatever we get from the state or what we’re going to use for our wastewater and our water, because those are our biggest needs right now,” said Mayor Richard White. Not everyone is investing American Rescue Plan Act money into water needs, only. Hinds The county plans to spend just $18 million of its $45 million allocation on water projects. The county will spend $3 million on voting machines and county offices to renovate a building on State Street. Another $4 million on a low-interest loan through Hope Federal Credit Union. Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham “We’re spending $10 million on just paving,” Graham said. “I think we should double that and spend $20 million on paving, but we really agree with the projects.” No, we’re spending $24 million on those.” The city of Jackson has drawn criticism for not planning to spend more on its American Rescue Plan Act. water project. Meaning On Thursday, the City Council will approve what has been spent so far, retaining the remainder of its $42 million allocation for that purpose. Ashby ft. But Byram is moving forward with hopes of spending his American Rescue Plan Act money on water projects and eventually weaning the city off of Jackson. The Jackson mayor says the city owns those pipes in Byram and it doesn’t. Don’t plan on letting them go. Byram believes it can install its own water system with a price tag of about $23 million. Well testing may begin at the end of this year or early next year.

Byram is beginning the process of finding its own water wells, so the city no longer has to rely on Jackson water service.

The city is considering three locations for the water well. One site is at Lake Dockery and Sewell Road. Another city-owned site is around the corner.

Byram plans to use all of its more than $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding on water projects.

“Anything we get from the state or we’re going to use for our wastewater and our water, because that’s our biggest need right now,” Mayor Richard White said.

Not everyone is investing American Rescue Plan Act money into water needs, only. Hinds County plans to spend just $18 million of its $45 million allocation on the water project. The county will spend $3 million to renovate a building on State Street with voting machines and county offices. Another $4 million in low-interest loans through Hope Federal Credit Union.

Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham thinks it’s a bad use of money.

“We’re spending $10 million just on paved roads,” Graham said. “I think we should double that and spend $20 million on paving, but we’re spending $24 million on projects that I really don’t agree with.”

The city of Jackson has come under fire for not planning to spend its American Rescue Plan Act money on water projects. On Thursday, the City Council will approve what has been spent so far, with the remainder of its $42 million allocation for that purpose.

“We still have $27.4 million in (American Rescue Plan Act) funds that have not yet been committed,” Jackson City Council President Ashby Foote.

But Byram is moving forward with hopes of spending his American Rescue Plan Act money on water projects and eventually weaning the city off of Jackson.

The Jackson mayor said the city owns those pipes in Byram and has no plans to give them away. Byram believes it can install its own water system with a price tag of about $23 million.

Well testing may begin at the end of this year or early next year.

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