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Virginia Evans told CNN that in the last six months, her toilets won’t flush sometimes, and water comes out of her faucets at her home in Jackson. The water was brown, and there was little to no pressure. When she was mailed her water bill for nearly $4,000, she was shocked.
“It’s not fair for anyone, any resident in the city of Jackson,” Evans told CNN. “I don’t know what they need to do but they need to do something because no one should be paying this amount when you’re not even able to use the water.”
Other residents have been complaining about high water bills following the water crisis that left the city without clean drinking water. Although officials say that the revenues are necessary to fund the delivery of water services, this should not be something that falls on innocent residents.
Some residents have tried to get help with their water bills but haven’t had any luck. An agency told Evans that it needed more information, and she is still waiting to hear back. She thought that with the recent water crisis, the city would offer some grace.
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