Mississippi governor says Jackson residents can stop boiling water

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Gov. Tate Reeves
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The Mississippi capital of Jackson has lifted the boil-water advisory for residents reliant on tap water more than 40 days after it was initially imposed, CNN reports.

In a Thursday news conference, Jackson Gov. Tate Reeves said "the Mississippi State Department of Health began officially conducting tests of the water quality" this past Tuesday and that "they collected 120 samples for two consecutive days. We can now announce that we have restored clean water to the city of Jackson."

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