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Saltillo water switch under consideration

Saltillo residents may have to wait a little longer for clean water.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 9:48 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2018 10:38 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Saltillo residents may have to wait a little longer for clean water.

Board Members of the Northeast Mississippi Regional Water Supply District tabled the city's request to reconnect to river water at their meeting Thursday in Tupelo.

The city made the decision in 2017 to disconnect from the supply district and switch to well water. Since the decision, residents have experienced brown water.

The board said in Thursday's meeting they need more time to discuss the request. They will be considering the city a new customer and will have to draw up a contract.

If approved to be reconnected, the city would have to pay over $50,000 for a new meter plus other costs caused by their decision to disconnect.

The board hopes to make a decision within a week or so and then call a meeting for a vote.

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