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New Water in South Monroe

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SOUTH MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Patricia Simmons has been living in South Monroe for quite some time and complaining about the water even longer, but something is finally being done.

"30 something years...and there has been no change to this water, we've been complaining, the water stinks, it's brown"
said Simmons.

Simmons has been boiling her water for years and as a loyal LWC customer, she says the company didn't always treat her with respect.

She said they don't give you a chance to pay your water bill, if it's one day pass due, they will come and shut it off just like that.

After speaking with the Greater Ouachita President Tommy Sparks, that's all expected to change.

He says that with his company now in charge, over 500 customers will be under the Greater Ouachita system and that the water will be much different than before, but customers are still concerned.
   
   
"When I moved over here the water was nasty...it's just like this nasty taste...so now we have to start buying bottles of water...boiling our water...I'm not use to all that" said Patricia Hilliard.

Sparks says that after the water is tested by the health department, customers will be pleased and the company will begin working with other areas once the work is completed in South Monroe.

People like Patricia Simmons are hopeful that it will be a big change...because she's tired of drinking the current water and bathing in it.

According to Sparks, by Thursday the water here will no longer be an issue.



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