Town Water

posted Dec 15, 2017, 6:44 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 6:52 AM ]

By:Justin Cunha

    In Pocomoke City, the water has been known to be bad for several years. It has almost always been a problem if you live in the “Heights”. If you sniffed the water you would smell nothing but iron.

    This iron water can mess up your white clothes, some people even get a different shade of hair as well. The white part will not be white anymore, it would be a faded orange color. As you can tell, the people that have this water can be very heated at times due to the water. With this water they have to take baths, wash clothes, give it to their pets etc.

    “Brown water coming out of faucets.” This is something people in Pocomoke City say they see a lot of. “Neighbors say the quality of water has been an ongoing issue for decades now.” Caroline Coles said, from WBOC news report.

    Would you be stressed if you had this type of water? Most people in the heights believe it is the water pipes. This picture is a picture of a old water pipe in Pocomoke City.

    City Manager Robert Cowger said, "Between replacing these pipes and the new pipes I feel 99 percent the problem is resolved, some of these pipes are over 80-years-old.” City leaders also mention, “To fix this problem it will take a year to 18 months for completion.”

    Some people in the “Heights” have smelled chlorine in the water as well, for the past couple of months. If there is chlorine in the water, it can mess up your clothes as well,along with anything else you use with the water.

    People in Pocomoke City can only hope for the problem to be fixed as soon as possible, and be fixed correctly, not a half-passed job.



Sources: http://www.wboc.com/story/36863686/pocomoke-city-has-a-solution-for-murky-water-replacing-pipes