Growing Problem: Jackson burdened with sewer issues from lack of attention
Advanced age and a lack of maintenance over the years has contributed to the hundreds of millions of dollars in sewer issues facing the capital city.
And the problems have been compounded by a lack of political will from city leaders to address them, according to the former deputy director of public works, David Willis.
“Raising rates and taking out bonds to replace pipes isn’t sexy,” he said. “People like to see something built with their money.”