SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Saltillo is getting closer to improving its water quality for residents.
Earlier this month, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley convened a meeting with the city's officials and the public.
Ultimately, the city voted to switch to river water. This came after several complaints from citizens about brown water.
Saltillo Mayor Rex Smith says the city is now in the progress of a two-step solution to clear up the water.
The first is to make the existing four-inch water main larger to 12 inches. This will give a lot more volume to the water, he says.
The second step is to send preliminary plans to the Northeast Mississippi Regional Water Supply District to get approval to reconnect to river water.
"I've sent a letter requesting the reconnection of river water," Smith said. "And as soon as they give us permission and we will start getting prices for getting it connected back up and get everything turned over to river water."
The meeting with the Northeast Mississippi Regional Water Supply District is scheduled for next Thursday.