3OYS explores federal avenues that could help secure funding for Jackson’s crippled water system

“The state has to put in a public request declaration by March 21,” White said, but added that deadline has a bit of wiggle room. “Say Hinds County didn’t meet that. We can go back in, if we get the declaration and request for additional counties to be added. We did this during the Easter storms. Hinds County, though, is also going to have to go through the validation process and things like that, just like anyone else would.”