York Upgrades Water System

It has been three years since we first brought you a story about problems with the drinking water in York, Ala. After years of efforts, the problem may now be fixed.

Water samples in September 2006 were cloudy or even rusty-looking and smelled.

"It stinks!" said resident Kaye Kiker at the time.

Now a new water system is in place.

"It hasn't got a chemical taste or no odor at all. It's very good," said Kiker Monday.

Kiker and others in the town say they're excited about a major upgrade for the city's water.

According to Mayor Glenda Dubose, seven years of efforts are paying off with the new system.

"It's going very,very good," Dubose said. "The water is very, very clear and no odors."

About three weeks ago, Dubose said the city switched from a water treatment plant to a natural well system to supply its water.

"It's still very early on. We have had a water break," said Dubose. "Whenever you're making a transition, you go through some changes. So of course, we want our citizens to just be patient with us and to know that we're trying to do the best that we can for them."

"I'm elated," said Kiker. "I also think it will help York create jobs and bring people back into York, I hope.

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