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Construction expected to begin soon to fix brown water in Pontotoc County

A water official says a solution is on the horizon for some people in Pontotoc County.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 6:30 PM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 6:30 PM

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A water official says a solution is on the horizon for some people in Pontotoc County.

Many customers of the Oak Hill Water Association have been dealing with brown water for some time.

Oak Hill Water Association Manager Joe Whitten says contracts for new water lines will be approved by the end of the month. Construction is set for September at the latest.

Engineers say the current water lines in the ground are undersized.

With the current water, many residents are turning to bottled water.

“It seems like a problem that needs to be addressed very, very soon,” said Quayshun Shumpert. “People have to have water to drink. People have to have water to wash their clothes.”

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