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Saltillo Board of Aldermen discuss updates on brown water battle

The Saltillo Board of Aldermen met Tuesday evening to discuss the updates on the battle of brown water.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 12:43 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 9:53 AM

SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Saltillo Board of Aldermen met Tuesday evening to discuss the updates on the battle of brown water.

There have been many delays in getting residents to have clean water again, Mayor Rex Smith said.

They dealt with land issues and needed different equipment. But new valves and meters called for more money, that they didn't have the funds for.

Residents attending the meeting spoke up about how they have been waiting for months.

Alderman Malcomb Driskell made a statement that it has been 120 days since the approval of switching the water over and that nothing is getting done.

The mayor assured everyone that they are working on it and it just takes time.

“Be patient with us. We are doing the best we can, and when people get their clean water, I know they will be satisfied with it. So hang in there, and I thank you for being patient with us," Smith said.

Good news, the connection, and line on Old Highway 45 is done.

Within the next week, neighborhoods in the surrounding area will have a shortage in their water while they connect the new line.

Then they will connect the line on Turner Industrial Park.

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