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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  • by The Truth Location: York on Nov 4, 2009 at 09:22 AM
    Enough with the Gosa Empire, GREAT they accomplished something before the time was up. No person can expect for Ms. Dubose to solve everything over night, yes she is shallow and a tad bit slow.. but hey Shrek could have ran against Gosa and won because people had, had enough of her. Our roads are a mess our city is a mess our city council keeps up mess. The way I see it if they were so in Love with Gosa they ought to go work for her now. We all need to come together and help make our city what it used to be everyone wants to complain about the water bill If I were Mayor I would have just shut it off until I got it fixed if I could, then you would have been living like you were in a 3rd world country, then maybe you would have been greatful to have something. I hate that all the whites moved out of our city they kept it looking nice. Both mayors came from nothing so what you think you gonna get NOTHING. Have a nice day.
  • by timeforachangeagain Location: york on Nov 3, 2009 at 09:45 PM
    i agrees with all the writers. york needs to dump these fools that are in chrage now, and these big mouths what don;t do nothing but stir up trouble - they know they is - they was all interviewed. go away and let those of us that live here and love our town work to make it a better place for we all to live in. you done moved. go away and stay there. we love York and have not left.
  • by Inyorksince65 on Nov 3, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    They can provide all the clean water they want. Now they need to learn how to read water meters. Yorks water rates are almost the highest in the state. They are trying to run a city from water and sewage rate increases in stead of business taxes because no one wants to live in this once charming, cute little town anymore. We havent had a road paved in 20 years, yet 10 years ago we buy a 100,000 fire truck.
  • by Yorkite Location: York on Nov 3, 2009 at 12:14 AM
    I like to know why Andrea interviews people that don't live here no more? Folks may owns properties here but when they live away and don't come here except to try to cause troubles, they don't need be asked to comment. Talk to those of us that live here and work here and want our town to be better, Miss Williams!
  • by citizen Cane Location: York on Nov 3, 2009 at 12:12 AM
    Thanks to Carolyn Gosa, Ernie Truelove and the then City Councilpersons for THEIR hard work in bringing this about! York Citizens know WHO were the major players here - funny, it was NO ONE interviewed for this article!
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