Interim third-party manager Ted Henifin announced Friday that Jacobs Solutions has signed a six-month contract to be the operator in charge of maintaining Mississippi’s capital city’s water facilities. The contract was enacted in a manner that could lead to a longer-term arrangement between the company and the city.
According to Henifin, Jacobs will be paid an estimated $2 million per month for operations as the company and city determine the overall cost to manage and staff Jackson’s water treatment facilities.
A new, Jacobs Solutions-supported “JXN Water Scholarship” was also announced alongside Hinds Community College and the Community Foundation for Mississippi.
The scholarship is designed for JPS high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in a STEM discipline that could lead to a career in water and wastewater operations and management.
To learn more about the JXN Water Scholarship, click here.