Saltillo Board of Aldermen vote to switch to river water

In a 4-1 vote, the city of Saltillo voted to switch the entire city to river water.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 10:47 PM
Updated: Jul 6, 2018 9:32 AM

SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Board of Aldermen took a vote Thursday night whether to switch to river water or install filters into the pipes.

It was a 4 to 1 vote in which the Board of Aldermen voted to switch the whole city of Saltillo to river water.

This is an estimated cost of $140,000 and would take about three months before the city could see clear water again.

If the city had decided to install filters, it would have cost the city $1,300,000.

Commissioner Brandon Presley said he came into the public meeting with the intent to have a decision set in motion even if it took all night and that decision was made.

No time has been set at this time when the transition will take place.

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