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City looks to end sewage issues by partnering with another town

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Datto, AR -

One city in Clay County has been trying to get a new sewer system, but the grant they've applied for has been denied.

According to Datto Mayor Jeremy Edington, the group pushing for the grant is now suggesting to combine forces with the city of Reyno.

The group believes if they can receive a grant to run on Reyno's sewer systems, then their sewer issues would be solved.

Many in Datto are dealing with the issue, including Patricia Bledsoe, whose has lived in the town for 20 years. She said the size of the town has affected their ability to afford a new sewer system and their ability to get a grant for a new sewer system.

"There's not enough of us to care about," Bledsoe said.  "I don't know how many it takes to have to suffer before they care, but I guess they got a number somewhere where they start and stop."

Bledsoe, like other residents, said she hopes the issue will be resolved soon.

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