To support Mississippi's economic development efforts, electric suppliers offer incentive electricity pricing to new manufacturing industries and to existing manufacturing industries that make significant expansions.
Water and Wastewater
The Mississippi State Department of Health, through its Division of Water Supply, is the regulatory agency for the state's public water systems. The Mississippi Drinking Water Program serves as a model to the nation for its cooperative efforts with water systems aimed at providing water that meets all Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Act Standards.
Wastewater permitting activities are handled by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Industries wishing to discharge to waters of the state must obtain an National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permit from the state. Because of the abundant surface water in Mississippi, there are many locations for discharge.