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Unified Command Seeking Emergency Staffing Contract in Jackson Water Crisis


PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  The Unified Command of the Jackson Water Crisis incident, at the request of our federal partners, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for operations and maintenance at the City of Jackson’s water treatment facilities. The Unified Command is seeking a 12-month emergency procurement contract for staffing for operations, maintenance, and management of OB Curtis Water Treatment Facility, JH Fewell Water Treatment Facility, tanks, and well facilities of Jackson.

Current Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) contracts end on October 20, 2022. The Emergency Measures declaration ends on November 29, 2022. The unified command is proactively seeking long-term solutions to sustain the state’s work at these facilities.

“MEMA is acting as the coordinating agency for the procurement of this contract. Staffing has been a critical issue at these facilities, and we are ready to move to the next phase of stabilizing Jackson’s water services. Our top priority is life safety,” says MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney.

To see the Request for Qualifications, click here.


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