$232 Million to Replace Lead Water Lines

Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies on WKHM recently said he feels the city’s estimate of replacing lead water lines in the city is fair, at $232 million.

At $16,500 per line, the Jackson estimates are four times higher than those in comparable cities around the state. The difference is due in part to the plan that Jackson would repave all of its streets in the process, rather than patching them.