Going off the grid would be less expensive for Jackson households than helping to pay for an estimated $1.8 billion in infrastructure repairs.
But getting off of Jackson’s wastewater system isn’t typically allowed for residents living in the city limits, according to state officials.
Jackson is facing $1.8 billion in water, sewer, road and drainage needs.
Broken down by household, each residence would be on the hook for nearly $29,000. Jackson has approximately 62,100 households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.