As the city of Jackson, Mississippi suffers due to unusable water, many have wondered if something like it could happen in Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As Jackson, Mississippi works to restore usable water to its residents, many are wondering could something like what’s happening there also occur in Memphis, a city that often struggles with its aging infrastructure.
“Everybody deserves to have healthy and safe communities where they live, work, worship and recreate and learn,” Marquita Bradshaw, the executive director of environmental group Sowing Justice, said.
According to MLGW, the city of Memphis does “have old infrastructure”.
The company says they are in the middle of upgrading this outdated infrastructure through its ‘MLGW Way Forward Program and Capital Improvement Plan.’ MLGW wouldn’t say if they foresee any immediate crisis, but climate activists say infrastructure updates are still very urgent.
“From our water delivery systems, our sewage, and also our energy,” Bradshaw said. “It is the responsibility of MLGW and our elected …