Oxford donates bottled water to Miss. capital city as water pressure is restored

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The struggle to get clean water continues in Jackson, Mississippi.

The city is still under a boil water notice even after water pressure has been restored.

Fellow Mississippians in Oxford are trying to help.

FOX13 went to Oxford to see how people there are collecting water for folks in the capital city.

That drive started this weekend, but it is still going on.

“We just wanted to help our fellow state citizens out.” Oxford Fire Department Captain Larry Gillespie tells me.

He said he couldn’t imagine what people in Jackson have suffered through with the water outage.

“It would be terrible. You can’t wash your hands. You can’t have anything to drink, and try providing for your kids or having them have water. It would be terrible,” Gillespie said.

Anyone can drop off water at any City of Oxford Fire Department, the Police Department, or Oxford Activities Center.

“The Oxford community and Lafayette County community, they usually respond very well. We are blessed in Lafayette County in that we have people that want to help out,” Gillespie said.

The water will be delivered to Jackson later this week.

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