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Switch to surface water in Saltillo expected to be completed Tuesday

The switch to surface water is a welcome sight for many residents in Saltillo.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 4:43 PM

SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Saltillo’s switch to surface water is underway.

Mayor Rex Smith said the switch from well water to surface water, or river water, is happening right now.

The city and many of its residents have been living with brown water for some time.

Smith and other city leaders spent Monday making sure all new valves and water lines are ready to begin flowing the new water.

Alderman Copey Grantham said the new change is best for the city.

Officials discovered that the switch to surface water would be cheaper than building new wells, he said.

Saltillo residents can expect the switch to be completed by Tuesday morning.

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