Nearly two months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Michael Regan met with Jackson, Mississippi officials about the water crisis, the city is now in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The mayor of Jackson said in a statement, ‘The EPA in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Health performed a series of tests on our drinking water over the last several months are in and revealed that our water is, in fact, safe to drink.’
However, the lead and copper results will not be ready until mid-November. On October 28th, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended the state of emergency order for Jackson until November 22nd. Due to a flooding over the summer, more than 150,000 people were without safe drinking water in Jackson, Mississippi.