Byram begins the process of finding his own water wells

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Byram begins the process of finding its own water wells, so the town no longer has to rely on Jackson’s water service. The city is considering three locations for the water wells. A site is at Lake Dockery and Siwell Road. Another is around the corner on a city-owned site. Byram plans to use all of his more than $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding on water projects. right now,” Mayor Richard White said. Not everyone invests American Rescue Plan Act money solely on water needs. Hinds County plans to spend just $18 million of its $45 million allocation for water projects. The county will spend $3 million to renovate a building on State Street to house voting machines and county offices. An additional $4 million for low-interest loans through the Hope Federal Credit Union. Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham thinks these are bad uses of money. “I think we should double that and spend $20 million to pave the roads, but we’re spending $24 million on projects that I really don’t agree with.” The city of Jackson has been criticized for not planning to spend more of its American Rescue Plan Act money on water projects. On Thursday, the city council will approve what has been spent so far, keeping the rest of its $42 million allocation for that purpose. City Council Speaker Ashby Foote But Byram is moving forward with his hopes of spending his American Rescue Plan Act money on water projects and an eventual departure from the City of Jackson’s lean. The mayor of Jackson said the city owns these tips in Byram and does not plan to give them away. Byram thinks he can establish his own water system at a cost of around $23 million. Well testing could begin by the end of this year or early next year.

Byram begins the process of finding its own water wells, so the town no longer has to rely on Jackson’s water service.

The city is considering three locations for the water wells. A site is at Lake Dockery and Siwell Road. Another is around the corner on a city-owned site.

Byram plans to use all of his more than $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding on water projects.

“Anything we get from the state or the federal government, we will use for our sewage and our water, because those are our greatest needs right now,” Mayor Richard White said.

Not everyone invests American Rescue Plan Act money solely on water needs. Hinds County plans to spend just $18 million of its $45 million allocation for water projects. The county will spend $3 million to renovate a building on State Street to house voting machines and county offices. An additional $4 million for low-interest loans through Hope Federal Credit Union.

Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham thinks these are bad uses of money.

“We’re only spending $10 million on road paving,” Graham said. “I think we should double that and spend $20 million to pave the roads, but we’re spending $24 million on projects that I really don’t agree with.”

The city of Jackson has been criticized for not planning to spend more American Rescue Plan Act money on water projects. On Thursday, the city council will approve what has been spent so far, keeping the rest of its $42 million allocation for that purpose.

“We still have $27.4 million in funds (American Rescue Plan Act) that still haven’t been committed,” Jackson City Council President Ashby Foote said.

But Byram is pushing ahead with his hopes of spending his American Rescue Plan Act money on water projects and an eventual abandonment of the town of Jackson’s addiction.

Jackson’s mayor said the city has those pipes in Byram and has no plans to donate them. Byram thinks he can establish his own water system at a cost of around $23 million.

Well testing could begin by the end of this year or early next year.

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